The Sunday Night Picture Show. (End of May)

I think it’s about time we restarted the ‘Sunday Night Picture Show’. The premise is this: On Sunday evening I post a blog with a heap of photos that you flower growing types send to either my Facebook page ‘Higgledy Garden’ or my Twitter page ‘@higgledygarden’.

The main theme of these Sunday night posts are to share ideas and growing tips and indeed arranging tips with all and sundry. It’s not a competition for the most wowing flower photos….it’s just a chance to laugh openly at each other. 😉

Right now you may have spring sown seedlings…of the first of your biennials…or perhaps Autumn sown annuals…all pics are most welcome.

I will slowly fill the blog post up with pics during the course of the day…and have them all up for viewing for say 8pm.

PLEASE send some photographs or I will look like a right lemon! ….and not for the first time.

Kind regards

Benjamin Higgledy.

Here's one for kick off...this clump of Phacelia is growing on a fallow lotty plot...it would have self sown from last autumn.
Here’s one for kick off…this morning I found this clump of Phacelia growing on a fallow lotty plot…it would have self sown from last autumn.
Thanks to 'Jane On Aran' (Twitter) for this Hesperis pic...one of the beautiful biennials to my mind. Have 378 points minus 58 for not remembering what it was called.
Thanks to ‘Jane On Aran’ (Twitter) for this Hesperis pic…one of the beautiful biennials to my mind. Have 378 points for growing it but minus 58 for not remembering what it was called…;)

TIPS: Hesperis like all biennials can be sown in June and July.

Laura Lont (Twitter). Thank you for this lovely erysimum. 542 points minus 856 points for it not coming from Higgledy Seed stock......oh my life!
Laura Lont (Twitter). Thank you for this lovely erysimum. 542 points minus 856 points for it not coming from Higgledy Seed stock……oh my life!
Autumn sown Larkspur, cornflowers and Ammi ready to burst. BRILLIANT work Annie Jenkins...top of the class....732 points minus 98 for having a walled garden and thereby cheating....naughty naughty...
Autumn sown Larkspur, cornflowers and Ammi ready to burst. BRILLIANT work Annie Jenkins…top of the class….732 points minus 98 for having a walled garden and thereby cheating….naughty naughty…

I like to get my autumn sown seeds in the ground in early September…my October sown ones didn’t fare well this season…

These have been grown on a Tokyo balcony by my digital friend Takako. ...Higgledy is just SOOOO international...
These have been grown on a Tokyo balcony by my digital friend Takako. …Higgledy is just SOOOO international…
Here's some more Hesperis (and Sweet William) from Nick Hearl (Twitter)...and don't they look jolly...432 points plus 37 bonus points for using old school happy hippy vases...
Here’s some more Hesperis (and Sweet William) from Nick Hearl (Twitter)…and don’t they look jolly…432 points plus 37 bonus points for using old school happy hippy vases…

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I love cornflowers...this health example of a 'Black Ball' was grown by 'Lynda' (Twitter)...with some Calendula hiding out back...clearly autumn sown. 538 points minus 231 points for not having any 'Blue Ball' on the go....or any gnomes....gnomes are the in thing this season.
I love cornflowers…this health example of a ‘Black Ball‘ was grown by ‘Lynda’ (Twitter)…with some Calendula hiding out back…clearly autumn sown. 538 points minus 231 points for not having any ‘Blue Ball’ on the go….or any gnomes….gnomes are the in thing this season.
Gratuitous seedling shot from Davina Jane Turner of Twitter...lovin' your work Davina. 634 points minus 321 for not having any labels...deary me...standards!
Gratuitous seedling shot from Davina Jane Turner of Twitter…lovin’ your work Davina. 634 points minus 321 for not having any labels…deary me…standards!

 

ahhh a 'Blue Ball' from Lorraine Pullen of Twitter...444 points plus 56 for it being the first of the 'Blue Balls'
ahhh a ‘Blue Ball’ from Lorraine Pullen of Twitter…444 points plus 56 for it being the first of the ‘Blue Ball’.

Related post: ‘Blue Ball Cornflowers…Perhaps The Best Cut Flower In The Known Universe’

Thx to MzMischif for sending this photo of her wonderful, double awesome seed packets! 45353535 points.
Thx to MzMischif for sending this photo of her wonderful, double awesome seed packets! 45353535 points.
Beautiful Feverfew from Vivian Self...easy to grow and VERY useful as a cut flower. 453 points plus 53 bonus points for 'simple beauty'.
Beautiful Feverfew from Vivian Self…easy to grow and VERY useful as a cut flower. 453 points plus 53 bonus points for ‘simple beauty’.
Lovely and simple little combo from @bessybrad (Twitter). Nigella and Hesperis.
Lovely and simple little combo from @bessybrad (Twitter). Nigella and Hesperis.
Lots of all-sorts in here...the Scabiosa looks particularly groovy. Thanks to FB's 'Home Flower Garden' for this pic. ...love the colour of the jug too...
Lots of all-sorts in here…the Scabiosa looks particularly groovy. Thanks to FB’s ‘Home Flower Garden’ for this pic. …love the colour of the jug too…
...very tidy beds looked after by Liz Ackerley...
…very tidy beds looked after by Liz Ackerley…(Twitter)
Eschscolzia about to brighten up the street. Thx to Tamar Mcintyre for this one. :)
Eschscolzia about to brighten up the street. Thx to Tamar Mcintyre for this one. 🙂
Thx Minako Sato "The knautia I sowed last year finally bloomed. It has been raining on and off all day here so I rescued some flowers before being totally flopped and made a posy with lemon balm." That is beautiful! I love it...the Knautia will flower for yonks and will have a second flush....next year's plant will also be much bigger.
Thx Minako Sato “The knautia I sowed last year finally bloomed.
It has been raining on and off all day here so I rescued some flowers before being totally flopped and made a posy with lemon balm.” That is beautiful! I love it…the Knautia will flower for yonks and will have a second flush….next year’s plant will also be much bigger.
Thx Lucy Sortface from FB for this pic...this is a big old patch eh!? Autumn sown cornflowers just coming out to the right...it's going to be a corker!
Thx Lucy Sortface from FB for this pic…this is a big old patch eh!? Autumn sown cornflowers just coming out to the right…it’s going to be a corker!
Good old Lindsay from Twitter with an early jar of Calendular...probably 'Art Shades' at a guess.
Good old Lindsay from Twitter with an early jar of Calendula…probably ‘Art Shades’ at a guess.