Monday, 10 June 2013

It's Sweet William Time

Look what I found in the supermarket yesterday, yes, it's Sweet William time again.


I love these flowers, they're relatively inexpensive, this bunch cost just £1.50, and they smell divine.


I keep saying that I'll grow some myself. I've actually bought a packet of seed but haven't got round to sowing them yet. If I get a move on and sow them soon, they'll flower for me next year.


Wouldn't that be something to look forward to?

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  1. Lovely. Don't forget to sow the seeds! Flighty xx

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    1. I really must remember to sow them at some point this week.

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  2. Just spotted a packet of sunflowers seeds in the kitchen behind the biscuit tin! I did sow a packet of small sunflower seeds though and three of the four seeds are in flower - just waiting for the last one to open up.
    June

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    1. I haven't been very successful with sunflowers this year, many of the seeds I sowed didn't germinate, another casualty of the cold spring.

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  3. They are one of my favourites too, just so pretty.
    What a bargain price too.
    Lisa x

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    1. They weren't even reduced, unlike most of my flower purchases. I hope I'll have my own to cut next year, if I manage to get the seeds sown.

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  4. Theyre dead easy to grow from seed too Jo but are biennial so if you want to grow your own for next year better get cracking.

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    1. I know, I need to pull my finger out this week and get those seeds sown.

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  5. These are one of my favourite flowers.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. Mine too, they're so pretty.

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    1. All different colours, but they compliment each other so well I think.

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  7. Oh, that took, me right back to my childhood...my parents loved Sweet William and grew lots, right by the back door.

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    1. I bet the scent was fantastic when the door was open on a sunny summers day. It's funny how plants can bring back memories.

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  8. They were my Dad's favourites. J grew some from seed for me, and we brought them from the allotment and I have them in the garden now. Great photos of yours!

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    1. They're amongst my dad's favourites too. I bet they look really pretty growing in your garden, I really must get some seeds sown.

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  9. You should definitely grow some, they would be heavenly in the garden. I too love sweet william (especially as it's easy on the wallet!) x

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    1. I'd much rather have a bunch of simple, inexpensive flowers like Sweet Williams than big blousy bouquets. I'm definitely going to sow some seeds.

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  10. I love Sweet Williams and haven't grown any for years. Your lovely photos have reminded me I must buy a packet of seeds to sow, too.

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    1. I've never grown them before but I've kept saying that I must. I love them as cut flowers but they'll be just as lovely in the garden.

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  11. Fabulous! I need to check what the supermarket has tomorrow! :o)

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    1. I hope you find what you want. I love to visit flower stalls if I go to a market, but that means a rare trip in to Leeds, so I have to settle for supermarket flowers, though they're quite good quality as they tend to last for ages.

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  12. I haven't any Sweet William in my garden either, but there's something essentially cottagey about them that's so appealing.

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    1. I agree, a real must have flower.

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  13. I like sweet william as well, lovely colors. Missed your last post, finally got a few minutes to look at some blogs, good deals on your magazines, they are expensive!

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    1. They're lovely flowers, and still going strong. I've just had another offer of a free magazine so have taken that up too.

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  14. Go on plant them now so you can enjoy their lovely colour next year! xx

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    1. There's every chance they'll get sown, I've even moved the packet of seed in to the kitchen.

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  15. Sweet Williams and Stocks, I grow neither and would love to grow both!

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    1. I'm growing stocks for the first time this year, I should get those sweet william seeds sown and make it the double.

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  16. I grow a really dark one called Sooty from seed. It always does well.

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    1. That sounds really nice. I like dark coloured flowers.

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