This year I’ve potted up loads of (too many?!) lovely terracotta pots with an array of plants some of which I’ve grown from seed.
The chrysanthemums are from Sarah Raven, the verbenas I got as tiny plugs from Hayes Garden World and grew on in the greenhouse. The alyssum I bought in a pack from a local plant sale. The dahlias are from a range of places. All bought as tubers and grown on in the greenhouse. Most other things I’ve grown from seed.
I thought it would be interesting to do a before and after series of photos – just after they are planted, and when in full bloom. If nothing else it will help remind me what I’ve planted and what looks the best. These were all planted mid-late May 2015.
So here goes:
Pot 1 – The white pot – dahlia fleur, cosmos purity, two black eye susan, alyssum white, phlox, erigeron
Pot 4 – mini strawberries – red and white wild strawberries
Pot 5 – phlox
Pot 6 – yellow pot – yellow violas. I think my Mum gave me these last year, and they are very cheery and flowering away in May!
Pot 9 – purple and white – aubrietia kittie blue (looking a bit worse for wear), Erigeron (hopefully will cover the bald patch!)
Pot 13 – orange and white – alyssum white, verbena Aztec magic white, laurentia, chrysthanthemum orange Louise
Pot 17 – dahlia Vancouver
Pot 18 – purple and white – chrysanthemum Porto purple, verbena Aztec magic silver, alyssum white, phlox