My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Month: April, 2015

Spring time bulbs

It’s a lovely sunny day in northwest England and so I write this sat in the garden listening to a few birds and a loud neighbour across the road.

I have been busy sowing seeds in the greenhouse. Yesterday I sowed pink cosmos and also white ones (Sarah raven variety), good for cut flowers. I alto sowed some bright pink zinnia. I have often sowed these and they are normally very easy and flower all summer. My cornflowers nearly all came up and about half of the Agrostemma, a pretty white flower. My scabious haven’t bothered at all so have sowen dome new seeds in the same tray. 

To finish a couple of pictures of bulbs planted late last year. 




Mum, Daddy and I recently went to Madeira for a holiday. We have been there a few times before and love it for the blue skies, blue sky and the lovely gardens which is why there is a blog about it.

We have been to most of them before, the presidential gardens, botanical and tropical gardens on the cable car.

The plants they can grow outside are often things we would have inside and even then not to the same extent as there climate allows, such as cactus and orchids.

A few days before coming home Daddy and I ventured up in the cable car to the tropical gardens. It was quite a wet morning but I took lots of photos and want to share some of them here.

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