Update for the summer of 2012


Summer 2012

The weather this summer has not been ideal in my small garden.

The very long spells of wet weather during the early months of the year caused the production of abundance of foliage but not the flowers or fruits expected later in the summer.

However, some things did well particurlary fuschias, sweet peas some roses and Cosmos.





Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consist mostly of shrubs and small trees.

They are popular garden shrubs, and once planted they can live for years with a minimal amount of care.

In horticultural usage, it is common to refer to fushias as either Upright or Trailing by their growth pattern although some can be grown as either.




Sweet pea

It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1-2 meters where suitable support is available. They are grown for their flower colour (usaully in pastel shades of blue, pink, purple and white including bi-colours), and for their intense unique fragrance.

They are grown up canes with the new shoots being regularly pinched out to produce a bushy habit and higher flower yields. The flowers appear in midsummer and continue for many weeks if regularly deadheaded.

sweet Pea