Saturday, 7 January 2012
Happy Gardening New Year 2012
Cally Creates New Year Message (click to see in sharp focus)
My New Year wish for all you gardener's in 2012. The foliage in the photo is Oxalis Sunset, an annual which I've managed to keep alive in the house from cuttings I took in late Summer/early Autumn. It's such a great plant, like foliar sunshine. I plan to take more cuttings this month from the bits I've overwintered so that I'll have lots of it to plant out in April.
Have any of you managed to over-winter plants that you normally think of as annuals? I'd love to hear which plants do well. Mine were in the house in a room that wavers between 10 and 14 degrees centigrade in an East window with occasion daylight bulb use on dull days. But I've also noticed that the mild winter has allowed numerous annuals to carry on growing outside, most noticeable the Osteospermums which are twice their Summer height - I'll need to get cuttings from them because I don't believe for a moment that cold isn't coming. You can view all my plantings of 2011 and indeed 2012 here and I'd love to see others add their gardens too.