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Category Archives: Annuals

Summer Planting

Those autumn pansy baskets may still be looking magnificent but it is time to take them down. Winter pansies are bred for low light conditions and will quickly become overblown if you leave them in the sun. No need to throw them away though; find a shady area and, with...
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Cut flower annuals

We are increasingly being asked for cut flower annuals. They are lovely to cut for yourself and make great presents for friends. Not difficult to grow, a little staking might be needed but that is about it. This year’s ambitious list includes the following, and we have included images below...
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Dahlias, Sonata, Casanova, Razzmuatazz

The seed rows of Dahlias are also excellent value, a lovely colour mix and many doubles and semi-doubles. By the end of the season, they will have made small tubers so you can lift and store any you like particularly. There will be no tall white Cosmos this year due...
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Annuals and tender perennials

Very few people actually have traditional beds of annuals nowadays but brighten up their gardens with easily cared for tubs and containers. Many of the basket plants are in fact tender perennials. The virtue of the whole crop, annual and perennial, is that the plants flower all summer long. A...
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