Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Late Summer - Galtonia

As many plants start to fade, the Galtonia is just kicking into action. I love the height and freshness the tall spires bring to the garden. I saved seeds off one plant last year, potted them up, and now have about 30 baby bulbs ready to plant out in autumn. A great accent plant for this time of year.

And of course - we cannot mention late summer without a few pics of the Dahlia. Fabulously tough and long lasting colour. Mine have been flowering since before Christmas, with only sporadic watering in this very hot summer.


  1. Thank you rachel for that bit of info about collecting the seeds.I will do that now.

    1. Good on you. Don't you just love getting something for free? I spread them on top of a sandy brew, into one of those containers that have about 30 small compartments. It was then easy to take one compartment out at a time and pot the entire thing. They come up a bit like grass. Should be flowering by season two. Good luck.

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