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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

It's Never Too Late ...


Yes ... that IS a Velociraptor ...

 
It's only taken me 40 several years to appreciate Marigolds and what fantastic summer bedding plants they are. There's something about them that made me avoid them like the plague every year ... not quite sure if it's the smell, the way they don't move in the garden centre (they just just sit there all stiff, they don't wave n' holler to be bought, they just wait). This year I read that they're good for keeping aphids off yer lettuces what with their unusual pong (yeah right ...) and so I made my first ever purchase. The aphids remained on the lettuce ... but...I have to confess I'm impressed. They've done nothing but flower there heads off, nip off the dead ones & they repay you with more, but it's their colours, fiery oranges & hot yellows that have been focal points around the garden that will make sure I def' buy them next year

2 comments:

Lona said...

They have such pretty ones now. Your yellows look so cherry. I agree they do smell just bad. LOL!

Indie said...

It is taking me a long time to warm up to them as well. My sensitive nose doesn't appreciate the smell. I like those big ruffly yellow marigolds and planted them once, but then the blooms reverted to an orange that I didn't care for! Very strange! So I have yet to plant them again for fear they would change colors on me..

Yours are quite pretty, though - at least they look like are staying yellow! Glad they are blooming so well for you!

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