I love cutting Sunflowers for my kitchen windowsill it cheers the room up no end
Had another good afternoon in the garden yesterday and sowed some mixed wildflower seed in one border, I bought the seed at 75% off the normal price when the shop was getting rid of all end of season seed packets. I buy a lot of my seed like this as it saves a lot of money. I'm not sure what will come up though, the picture on the packet shows lots of varieties, but I expect one flower will dominate, one that I probably don't want, but it will be interesting to see what happens. I also sowed Cornflowers outside, so if it works it will hopefully give a nice natural display. I don't usually do this because of the cat problem we have, but you never know, it might work.
These are the four Hebe plants that I bought as replacements for the ones lost overwinter. I have potted them up into bigger plant pots and will be keeping them in the greenhouse before planting out next spring. They were only £2.99 each, good value I reckon. I have a real soft spot for Hebes, they flower for a long time and I love the glossy foliage and they come in all shapes and sizes. I just hope I can hang on to these four - I will try and find reasonably sheltered spots for them once I do plant them out.
I have begun dismantling all my summer containers, a job I hate doing when the flowers, like the Pelargoniums above, are still going strong, but I need to get the Daffodils in soon - I have taken cuttings but they don't do very well overwinter in my unheated greenhouse, I always try - you never know, one day I may succeed.