A touch of nostalgia
The annuals I have chosen for this first year of trading are Sweet Pea, Stock, Cosmos, Mesembryanthemum and Hollyhock. My mother and grandmother grew sweet pea and I remember big bunches of it scenting the house. Night-scented stock grew under the front window and cosmos around the cherry tree in the back garden. Hollyhock stood tall along the wall and window boxes of mesembryanthemum fascinated me as the individual flowers opened and closed with the sun.
Next year I hope to introduce five more annual favourites, Antirrhinum, Larkspur, Lupin, Statice and Wallfower. I would love to hear suggestions from my clients especially for plant types that are not widely available.