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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Zinnia elegans

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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lilium

#latebloomer

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jeatacake

@lilium It is! I grew some from seed in spring & they are only flowering in the last 2 or 3 weeks. Almost as late as cosmos flowers 😊

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mikethegardener

@jeatacake Great colour Jeff !!

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lilium

I love when that happen. In this time of year gardens really needs some flowers.

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jeatacake

@lilium Definitely. Things are generally past their best here now, but still some warm weather forecast for next week. How's the weather there? I guess you get better summers but colder winters than the UK?

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lilium

We get really hot summers in a last 10 years, with luck of rain. But this year was so many rainy days , it was really surprising. Weird weather. In February was about 15*C, in April -4*C. Everything is changed.

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brightcolours

#seedgrown #grownfromseed

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jeatacake

@lilium it is similar here, but so changeable, almost any type of weather from one day to the next!

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lilium

@jeatacake yes, I know that. I was joking around saying that I have a feeling that we are living in England. 😀

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jeatacake

@lilium Lucky that you are only joking! You would not like our weather. 😉 ☔

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lilium

Well, England is on my top ten states wish list, so I wouldn't mind that much.

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jeatacake

@lilium You do get used to it..... a bit like expecting the unexpected! 😁

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