Seasonal Flowers: First Week of July.

The new  Higgledy Cut Flower Garden was only sown up this April, it is lacking autumn sown flowers which would have been flowering away quite happily by now. Biennials are also absent this year. So we are a little later having flowers than we would be in a usual year.

However the flowers are all starting to get with the program. Here is a vase full of some of them.

Seasonal Flowers. July 3.
Seasonal Flowers. July 3.

…”can we have a close up Mr Higgles?”

…”Of course my dear chum…”

seasonal flower

“wow…they look awesome…what varieties are they? will you marry me?”

“…well…first off we have (from bottom left) Cerinthe…then a lone ‘Orange King” California Poppy….the small white clusters of flowers are Feverfew…the purple number in the top centre is ‘Purple Tansy…as for marriage…no thanks…you sound like a bunny boiler’

'Purple Tansy' or 'Fiddleneck' (Can't remember the geek name just now.
‘Purple Tansy’ or ‘Fiddleneck’ (Can’t remember the geek name just now.

‘Fiddleneck’ is growing on Mark’s (@10MinGardener) veg patch next door to the flower field. He is using it as a green manure…the bees are going round the bend to get at its pollen. I shall be stocking the seeds in the shop from the weekend…or sooner.

California Poppy
California Poppy in the pavement today. 🙂 ..good old Cornwall.

My spring sown California Poppies are just beginning to flower…but ones that self seeded at the end of last season are much bigger and have more flowers. The above flowers were growing out of the edge of a pavement in the village. I LOVE ’em!

'Honey Wort' or Cerinthe Major...flowering like a good un.
‘Honey Wort’ or Cerinthe Major…flowering like a good un.

I sowed this Cerinthe on the spring equinox…March 21st…they have all done rather well. Try showing them with bright oranges…Calendula ‘Indian Prince’ is always good.

Feverfew Flowers.
Feverfew Flowers.

I am unsure of what variety of Feverfew these are…I stole them from the edge of Mark’s plot. Feverfew is a perennial…the ones I have sown this year are ‘Jackpot’…they will produce some flowers this year but won’t properly get down and cut their funky shapes on the dance floor until this time next year.

I hope that your own flowers are doing well too.


PS If you are looking for flower seeds to sow now…then click over to ‘Flower Seeds To Sow In July’.

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9 thoughts on “Seasonal Flowers: First Week of July.

  1. End of Feb 2013 – 2 giant Leylandii at bottom half of garden chopped down.
    March 2013 – clearing & digging, forking, levelling, evelling, raking ad infinitum
    April 2013 – followed Ben’s PREPARING CUT FLOWER BEDS instructions
    May 2013 – “plants please grow”
    June 2013 – “plants PLEASE don’t flower YET – daughter’s wedding = 13 July “please hold back your flower power”
    July 2013 – one week to go (bites nails) – see the results at

  2. Hi Ben, when will we be able to order the loverly flowers, as I’d like to treat my mum and send some to myself!!

    1. Hi Julie…I am not sure…I may be changing my strategy and only delivering locally to Cornwall. I will decide next week…where does your Mum live?

      1. My mum lives in Gloucester and I’m in London. She’s just had a hip operation so I’m tugging at your heart strings! She has a large garden that she keeps up together herself and she planted some of your seeds and was really delighted with the results as they were something different. If you can’t I’ll understand and will have to buy another batch of seeds for her to plant!!

        1. Julie my dear lady I would of course send her some…but in order to I would have to buy a wholesale batch of flower boxes…as you can’t buy them singly…and I am unlikely to use the other 49! Is she a ‘silver surfer’…does she visit the website? I could send her some virtual flowers and give her a photographic tour of the flower patch. 🙂

    1. That’s the one! I think Fiddleneck may be an American common name…but it’s a jolly one. Otherwise it is known in some parts of the UK as Purple Tansy.

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