I hope you enjoyed Summer Tour Part 1, of Our Garden@19, if you haven't seen it just scroll down to below this post.
All the plants in Part 2 are either annuals bought or grown from seed also some perennials that I have grown from seed. The majority of my seeds come from either Chiltern Seeds or Sarah Raven, I do also save some seeds from Our Garden@19.
The first to greet you on the patio is a pair of planters with Rudbeckia 'Toto Rustic', it proved very difficult to keep alive as seedlings, wilting off, they are now beginning to prove their worth. Along- side are buckets of violas, behind, growing in an old tin bath is Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'...
...these Petunias were purchased from a local nursery, they have been really good value.
This is the first time I have grown the white version of this annual climber, Tunbergia 'Susie Series' White, I think it is a beauty and will be on the seed list again for next year.
The nasturtiums self seed every year, this one is growing alongside Erigeron Karvinskianus which if happy will seed around every where.
These sweet peas are 'Cupani' originally introduced from Sicily in 1699, these are from seed saved in 2015.
A new one for this year is King Edward VII, adding a Royal flush to the garden.
I have been very impressed with Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy', I planted the seeds in September, overwintering in the cold greenhouse before planting out in the spring, they have flowered non stop since May.
We go through the arch past baskets of Lemons & Apricots (Begonias)...
...to the White & Green garden with the white Sweet William and Lychnis coronnaria alba, easy from seed along with its red stable mate.
In the main borders, Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' grown from seed eight years ago, surviving much longer than the purchased 'Loddon Anna' and...
...a beautiful orchid like flower, Francoa sonchifolia, another perennial very easy to propagate from seed.
New this year is Daucus carota ‘Dara’, it is supposed to have hints of pink in it, so far they all appear to be white and...
...also new is this beauty Cosmos sulphurous, I had never seen a yellow Cosmos until I read a post by Amelia who kindly sent me some seed. Monty Don featured them on Gardener's World a couple of weeks ago, we are at the cutting edge of horticulture Amelia!
One 'Old' favourite is Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'...
...which along with the Bronze Fennel is loved by the pollinating insects.
A perennial that will seed itself around the garden is Knautia macedonica, I love its colour and pin cushion seed heads, seen hear with Lychnis coronaria.
Cosmos bipinnatus are easy to grow from seed, this is 'Dazzler'.
We end the tour in the small greenhouse with trays of predominately biennials for next year.
What is 'Dazzling' in your garden this summer?
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