Sow the seeds of fast-maturing annuals such as calendulas, candytuft and godetias
every two weeks for a succession of blooms throughout the summer.
This week's winner is Jean White, of Coleraine, Northern Ireland, who says: "Few people recommend them, but I always grow godetias
in hanging baskets.
The lower bed holds mostly annuals including yellow and orange nemesias, and pink godetias
You probably started gardening with the bright and easy annuals such as godetias
, clarkias, California poppies and the jolly little poached-egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii).
On the patio table just outside the kitchen, an arrangement of blue larkspur, bright salmon pink godetias
, and white lilies echoes the colors of watermelon slices that await us on a cobalt blue platter.
To make certain there are no gaps, leave spaces in the border for half- hardy and hardy annuals like Pelargoniums (Geraniums), Cosmos, Antirrhinums, Petunias, Nasturtiums, Godetias
, Clarkia and Osteospermums.
Gardeners abroad and in the eastern United States have told us that Westerners don't appreciate or use godetias