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Glorious Petunias!

Before the summer is well & truly over I thought I might do a blog with some of the photos of the Petunias I have on the balcony railings.

Petunias just put on balcony railings 21st June 2021

Petunias on balcony railings 15th July 2021

White Petunias on balcony railings 13th August 2021

Petunias on balcony railings 1st September 2021

Variegated Petunias with raindrops on balcony 18th June 2021

Pot with 4 different colour Petunias on balcony railings 13th August 2021

Petunias Cerise pink with black veining (Close up with raindrops) on balcony railings 21st August 2021

Petunias Dark pink with black veining on balcony railings 30th August 2021

Petunias Purple with black veining on balcony railings 30th August 2021

Petunias Dark pink on balcony railings 30th August 2021

Petunias White on balcony railings 30th August 2021

Petunias Yellow & white on balcony railings 30th August 2021

Petunias on balcony railings 10th September 2021

Petunias on balcony railings 10th September 2021

Petunias on balcony railings 10th September 2021

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Comments

 

What a lovely display balcony

10 Sep, 2021

 

You had some real beauties there! Love that red with the dark centre.has it been a good year for them? I've always avoided them because of our climate but this year I ventured and am thrilled with the result. Did you raise them from seed?

10 Sep, 2021

 

They have kept looking colourful all season for you. They make a lively display.
Mine always go leggy.

11 Sep, 2021

 

Good old Petunias. I think you can't go wrong with them
(Except when the slugs eat them) & they go on & on as long as they get a bit of sun. You have got a lovely display.

11 Sep, 2021

 

Lovely display as always Balcony...

13 Sep, 2021

 

WOW

13 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you so much everyone for your compliments & comments! 👍

Thank you, Stripes, for your comment & I'm happy you like my display! 👍

No, Stera, I didn't grow them from seed - on the one hand I have no space on the balcony to grow many seedlings & on the other, though I've tried once or twice I've had no luck getting them to germinate. Yet last year I noticed several plants flowering from self-sown plants around places the council gardeners planted out Petunias last year!

Good for you for giving them a try this year! This is my first year for about 5 or 6, the past few years I've had Begonias. I think modern varieties of Petunias are much more weather resistant nowadays. I remember 50 years ago a brief shower would ruin them for the summer. They would cling to the leaves & turn grey with Botrytis! 😞

Hywel, as Petunias form their flowers at the tips of the stems, like Fuchsia, to flower continuously they have to grow longer continuously! Even so the more modern varieties are much more bushier than 50 years ago as well as being more rain resistant.

Petunias are great plants for the summer, aren't they Feverfew? I hadn't grown them for some years & I was getting a bit fed up with Begonias - I think I had them growing on the balcony railings 3 years in a row! Even a good thing can become tiring after a time! Thanks for your compliment, too!

Thanks, Lincslass! I'm glad you liked the display!

Drc726 WOW! Indeed! I got the idea of all white Petunias from seeing them outside of Wilcos on a display trolley! They looked so good together I thought I would make a "bold statement"! (Been watching too many gardening programmes I think! 😂 😂 😂)

14 Sep, 2021

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