Flowers

Flower Growing Notes

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Aster🟠🟠🟀🟀🌱🟀🌼🌼🌼
Calendula🟠🟠🟀🌼🌼🌼
Echinacea🟠🟠🟠🌱🌼🌼🌼🌼
Echinops Ritro🟠🟠🟠🟀🌼🌼🌼🌼🟠🟠
Hollyhock*🟠🟠🟠🌱🌱🌼🌼
Malope🟠🟠🟀🌱🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼
Marigolds🟠🟠🟀🌱🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼
Mesembryanthemum🟠🟠🟠🟀🌱🌼🌼🌼
Pansy🟠🟠🟠🟀🌱🌼🌼🌼🌼
Phlox🟠🟠🟀🌱🌼🌼🌼🌼
Sweet Peas🟠🟠🌱🌱🌼🌼🌼🟠
🟠 sow indoors | 🟀 sow outdoors | 🌱plant out | 🌼 flowers
* Flowers second year

Flower Diary

2024
February, Week 1

Soaked sweet peas for 24 hours and then placed them in damp kitchen towel, on a plate, in a bag. Placed in porch to sprout.

February, Week 2

Made a start on some flower sowing with Bean. Sowed the partially (50%) sprouted Sweet Peas that have been in the porch for a week, along with 10 seed tray cells each of Aster Duchess Mixed, Echinacea Bravado, Echinops Ritro, Hollyhock Chaters Double Icicle & Double Apricot, Malope Vulcan, Mesembryanthemum, Pansy Swiss Giants Mixed and Phlox Cherry Caramel.

February, Week 3
Calendula
Marigold

I have sown some calendula and marigolds. I always get mixed up with these two flowers as in my first year growing I had some seeds labelled both marigold and pot marigold, and when I later went and bought marigold seeds the seed type was markedly difference. Later, I found out that pot marigold is another name for calendula, and the seeds labelled simply marigold had been mislabelled. However, I shall endeavour to remember that Calendula seeds look like the letter ‘C’, as a handy mnemonic to myself.

All seeds are rather old so I am unsure whether any will germinate, but if I am successful I will save seeds for next year.

Marigold Variety Sown
Orange/YellowOwn saved seeds 2021
Red/OrangeOwn saved seeds 2021
HoneycombGift, saved seeds 2020
French Dwarf Double (mixed)Shop bought
Calendula Variety Sown
Triangle Flashback ZeolightsMandy 2021
UnknownMandy 2021
Dwarf Pot MarigoldMandy 2021
Indian PrinceMandy 2021