The Aster Unicum Mixed (Callistephus chinensis) is adding a welcome splash of colour in the border late this summer. The newly planted border (this spring) has been disappointing with many of my bought plug plants failing to flower. However, the beautiful Asters were sown by my teenage son back in the spring and he is proving to have the gardeners touch! I am going to ask him to sow some more for me next year as he is obviously doing something right.
I have really caught the gardening bug this year and can't wait to grow as many things from seeds or from cuttings as I can next year. There is a deep feeling of satisfaction knowing you have grown plants yourself even if you do have a little help now and then.