There has been an on going battle between myself and the Didicus ‘Blue Lace’ flower…I say a battle but really just that I was failing to be able to grow it successfully. However this week the two plants that have that survived both frost and drought have started flowering…flowers from annual seed that I planted seven months ago! Ok…I planted them too early in my haste to start the season off. They are pretty amazing looking beasts and I hope to have more success next year.
I shall be saving these blooms for a customer in Nottingham who I think would appreciate them.
More unlabeled sunflowers are bursting forth into vibey summer action. I love the ones below. The plants I pinched out at about two feet have sent up about 8 smaller branches with smaller flowers, which is much better for market.
Before the late frost I had 50 Tithonia ‘Torch’ seedlings…only 5 survived and they grew up all wonky and deranged….which I decided was a good look and reasonable state of mind considering the torment they went through. Despite crooked, crinkled and quite frankly evil looking leaves, the flowers turned out almost normal…