basket of Firedance is, as usual, the first one to flower. This is hanging
in full sun on the patio and is quite happy.
The early cuttings
are now potted on into 4" pots and they will stay in these for the rest of
the season. They will be planted in the garden, pot and all, in a couple
of weeks, where they will stay until the first frosts. I find this way
gives very good tubers with the minimum of effort.
This is a view of
the shade house where the plants are now looking fine. The plants are now
all in their final pots, which vary according to the size of the tuber and
the vigour of the plant.
This is the main
greenhouse which has all the glass removed on the south side and the
plants are now on the tiered staging. This makes watering easier and also
the blooms are tiered and easier to manage. All I need now is for the
suffocating heat to go and we will be on course for the shows.