Just one thing in my vase this week. Ammi majus. It has just started flowering here. It's a little tricky to know when to cut as it can droop if you cut too soon. So far, so good with this lot.
I'd forgotton how much I like them. I gaze at the tiny florets, each is a perfect copy of the full head like little fireworks.
They also drop bits on the table but I forgive them. A cat has just been trying to get her head into the jug so didn't help and I may have to move it. I'd stopped putting flowers on the table when we got kittens in November, I thought maybe I could start again, but perhpas not yet.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for leading the way and encouraging us to put something, anything, In a Vase on Monday.
Here is a quick look at my dahlia bed.
All planted up now and it's a race to the start to see who will flower first. I think it's going to be Wine Eyed Jill. Most are no-where near but looking OK.
We just need to finish the netting which goes horizontally across all 4 beds for support. Supporting before things fall over is a new thing I'm trying!
I have all colours ranging from whites, cream, pinks, purple, red to orange and yellow. I've tried to plant in colour groups but I have't grown them all before so they may not be as expected.
Some of the ones I'm growing are Wizard of Oz, Gerrie Hoek, Jowey Winnie, Jowey Mirella, Karma Serena, Karma Lagoon, Arbatax, My Love, Nicholas, Jowey Nicky, Rip City, Cafe au Lait, Penhill Autumn Shades, Penhill Dark Monarch... There are plenty of others hopefully I'll be able to show them sometime soon.