On Christmas eve I was woken by the ghost of Christmas Higgledy who cut a rather fine figure in her low cut dress made of pink petals…she took me on a journey far far away…well beyond Truro at least, to a field full of beautiful pink and red cornflowers swaying in the evening sun. I have thus far been delighted with the two varieties of cornflower I grew in the Higgledy Garden but the ghost of Christmas Higgledy showed me ‘the third way’.
‘Ding Dong!’ said I ‘It shall be!’..,and giving the ghost of Christmas Higgledy a good old 1970’s, un-politically correct slap on the bum I strode off in search of the best quality seeds I could find.
And so it came to pass the ‘Classic Romantic’ cornflowers arrived in yee olde Higgledyee Shopee.
Growing Tips For ‘Classic Fantastic’.
*I tend to sow mine direct into the soil…you CAN start in pots but I wouldn’t bother.
*In spring wait until the soil has warmed up…mid April is about right…I sow right through May too.
*Sow in straight lines (For the productive flower garden at least) and thin out seedlings to about a foot apart…seedlings can be happily moved if they are smaller than your thumb.
*If your site is exposed they made need staking.
*Once they start flowering keep picking them and they will produce more flowers….if you don’t pick them they will go to seed.
Kindest regards to you all.
Benjamin Higgledy and his troop of juggling pandas.