My new favourite flower

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My new favourite flower

Postby Diane » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:01 pm

........and I'm definitely growing these again - Tithonia. They really stand out in the borders.
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Re: My new favourite flower

Postby Westi » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:06 pm

Hi Diane!

I'm not good at flowers at all (& some veg) but that looks like it is glowing! Like it, & jotted it in my garden note book! Thanks!
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Re: My new favourite flower

Postby Diane » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:07 am

Thank you Westi - they grew really easily from seed. I've got them growing up through the shrubs, as they are quite tall and seem to flower right at the ends of the branches.
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Re: My new favourite flower

Postby Westi » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:17 pm

Good for the bees I would expect as well with the centre exposed so they can just bath in the pollen.
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Re: My new favourite flower

Postby NigelDean » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 am

Is it bad if I overwater them?
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Re: My new favourite flower

Postby Diane » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:09 am

Yes, it would be bad to overwater them - but, saying that, I grew them in the flower borders this year and we had some really sodden rainfilled days, and they really thrived, so I think they're a quite forgiving annual. They'll die off in the winter and you'll need to resow seeds in the spring. That's what I do. I've saved some of the seeds from this summer's flowers and I'll sow them in the spring and hopefully some will germinate.
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