Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

The last blooms of the Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus, have been cut today and the plants dug up. The space the two dozen plants have occupied since October last year is needed for the later flowering summer plants, Antirrhinum, Gladiolus and Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion'. This year was the first time the gardeners had grown Sweet William and, as a cut flower, it has been a wonderful success, providing lots of beautiful, long lasting blooms for the team and the college. For further reference to the cut flower bed, see blog entries 23rd April 2013 'Cut Flowers' and 9th October 2012 'Cut Flower Bed'.

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