This is the fourth year of trying out different plant combinations in my many pots.
I’ve shifted over to having more perennials, but can’t resist beautiful annual bedding plants. I buy quite a few as tiny plug plants in early spring, and bring them on in the greenhouse. I also bought lots of packets of lobelia seeds (and some laurentia, but that is much harder to find) and sowed them in trays with small modules – multiple seeds to a module in February. It worked a treat, and is a very cheap way of getting the exact colours you want.
It’s getting towards the end of May, and I’ve taken photos of most of the pots as I’ve planted them up – all in the last few weeks. I will post update photos in a couple of weeks when they are in full flow. Can’t wait to see how they work out!
Osteospermum Sky & Ice, 2 x Alyssum Snow Cloth, 2 x Calibrachoa Starlight Pink, Ipomoea Black Tone, Lobelia Cambridge Blue
2 X Antirrhinum Night & Day, 2 x Bacopa Snowflake, 4 x Lobelia Crimson Fountain
Orange Wallflower, 2 x Bidens Bee Alive, Petunia Lime, Petunia Cascadia Indian Summer.
3 x Echinacea Pallida, 3 x Lobelia Sapphire, Osteospermum Sky & Ice, Verbena Aztec Purple (I think – it’s from a cutting and the labels got mixed up!).
3 x Fantasia Dark Red Bush Geranium, 3 x Decors Red Trailing Geranium
Stellar Pelargonium Westwood, Scented Leaves Pelargonium Pink Capricorn, Bacopa Snowflake.
Angel Pelargonium Charmay Marjorie, Calibrachoa Can-Can Black Cherry, Calibrachoa Starlight Pink, Lobelia Snowball.
Scented Leaves Pelargonium Ardwick Cinnamon, Calibrachoa Can-can Black Cherry, Diascia Diamond Dark Orange, Petunia Cascadia Indian Summer.
Rosebud Pelargonium Graingers Antique Rose. Gruffalo watering can courtesy of my daughter.
Salvia Nematoda Cardonna, 2 x verbena Aztec Silver Magic, 2 x Lobelia Sapphire, 1 x Laurentia Stargazer.
3 x Cupid Pink Dwarf Sweet Pea, 2 x Diascia Little Dancer (overwintered in the greenhouse, miraculously survived), 2 x Alyssum Snow Cloth, 3 x Lobelia Crimson Fountain.
Dahlia Honka Fragile
Osteospermum Sky & Ice, 3 x Geranium New Century White (bush), 3 x Geranium Blanche Roche (trailing)
Rudbeckia Irish Eyes x 4, Rudbeckia Rustic Dwarf, Rudbeckia Sahara.
Potentilla Nepalensis Ron Macbeath
Delphinium, Petunia Lime
Erisimum Rysi Copper, Bidens Bee Alice, Diascia Diamond Dark Orange x 2
3 x Antirrhinum Tom Thumb, Gypsophilia
Erysimum Bowles’s Mauve (one large, 1 small, which is a cutting from the large that I took last year), Aztec Silver Magic Verbena, Ipomoea Black Tone.
Pink Geranium, Scented Leaves Pelargonium Chocolate Peppermint, 2 x Lobelia Snowball
Lollipop Verbena, Aztec Silver Magic Verbena x 2, Trailing Lobelia x 2.
Dahlia Bishops Children, Ipomoea Black Tone x 2.
Dahlia Bishops Children, Petunia Cascadia Indian Summer
Zinnia Hot Mix x 2, Zinnia Giant Lime, Zinnia Mazurkia x 2
2 X Antirrhinum night & day, Petunia Pink Vein, Petunia Lime.
Geranium (don’t know what it is, it’s part of one in the border that I divided in Autumn).
Purple geranium, 2 x Pelargonium Attar of Roses, Petunia Royal Posy, Petunia Creme Brûlée.
Purple Geranium, Petunia Royal Posy, Petunia Creme Brûlée.
3 x Petunia Posy, Zaluzianskya (Night Phlox) Midnight Candy.
Update: A couple of pictures at the beginning of June, with the pots in place. The geraniums are all putting on a good show already: