Hardly a weekend goes by without visiting a garden centre or nursery. I enjoy just wondering around seeing what’s in flower or what might make an interesting addition to my garden. The big problem is I always end up buying something or more often than not lots of things. Today I had hoped to buy a white Centaurea I had seen last week but I was out of luck. I did however pick a few other plants and couple of packets of seeds.
The packets of seeds I bought today were Lathyrus ‘Pink Pearl’ (a perennial Sweet pea) and Echinacea.
Both packets have already been sown in the greenhouse. I have never grown perennial sweet peas so they should be interesting but I will have to wait until next year for them to flower. The Echinacea will add colour to the borders and provide a source for cut flowers for the house.
They didn’t have the Centaurea I wanted but I still managed to come back with
a selection of new plants
2 x Bell Pepper plants.
2 x Chilli pepper plants.
Phygelius Funfare Yellow
Verbena bonarienses Lollipop
2 x Alpines
A broom plant (Boskoop Ruby)
There are a few blank spaces on the rockery at the moment so these were bought primarily to fill a couple of those but also I want to try to create a kilner jar garden and I think these will work well for that. I have taken cuttings of both these Alpines before planting them on the rockery.
The broom has been potted into a container and placed on the patio. It will eventually be planted in the front garden but that is still being prepared. So for now it is on the patio among the Hosta’s I planted in pots earlier in the year.
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