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Sweet William flowers.

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I love my Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) and try to grow some fresh from seed every year to accompany the ones from the year before. Then at the end of the 2nd year I can pull out the ones that are getting woody. The diversity of colour and patterns fascinates me. I like them as cut flowers, to put in vases with the pinks and carnations I also like to grow. Here are a few of the ones flowering well this week…

Doesn’t this one have the most fabulous pattern on the petals…


I hope I can collect seed from this one. It has a milder scent than the others but I love it. I think that is all the different ones I have now. If I find any others I will add them to this blog to use as a record for myself…

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You have some lovely ones there homebird...

9 Jul, 2014

 

love them, it is just like a lace design Homebird lovely colours too :O)

9 Jul, 2014

 

Thank you, I think the fairies in my garden are showing me what marvelous painters they are....:o))

9 Jul, 2014

 

That pink is so pretty, I leave them to themselves now , they are in two big pots, when I remember I sprinkle some of the flowers se eds in

9 Jul, 2014

 

Oh I really like them must try and grow them they are lovey they always take me back to my childhood as my mother always grew them .

9 Jul, 2014

 

The last one is lovely - so unusual. Its very organised of you to sow every year. Mine are in their second year now so i don't suppose there will be any next year.

9 Jul, 2014

 

They are very beautiful, Hb. The last one looks like lace. Lovely!

9 Jul, 2014

 

I had my nose in them at the nursery the other day, a great collection HB love the pale pink one, so different....

9 Jul, 2014

 

I like them too HB, not only do they look good in the garden, but also in a vase and don't they last a long time? I love the one in your last picture, that's really pretty and unusual.

11 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks for looking everyone, they do last ages in a vase and if I cut them right down after the last flowers go over they grow again the following year, although not as bushy. I'm really hoping I can get seed from the last one that will come true next year.

11 Jul, 2014

 

They look great- you've inspired me I'm going to get some/ grow some even if it is next year! Thank you.

12 Jul, 2014

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