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Surrey UK
Jun 4, 2020 12:29 PM CST

I am new to the forum and to gardening in general. I live in a small house with a smallish backyard. How do I plant fruit and vegetables? I already have a few packets of seeds that I purchased at a local garden centre last year and from a local flower shop earlier this week.
All tips and advice appreciated. I want to grow some flowers as well. Mainly blue flowers as blue is officially my favourite colour for flowers. What do you like to grow in your gardens at the moment? Feel free to show me some photos. I find gardening very relaxing and therapeutic too. Someone else living on my road was recently giving away some free plants so I picked up a couple to take home. Is there anything else which I need to be aware of? Thanks in advance.
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
Hummingbirder Birds Organic Gardener Dog Lover Cat Lover
Jun 4, 2020 1:15 PM CST
Here is a photo of my vitex blooming now. I hope you like them.
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NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Surrey UK
Jun 4, 2020 3:03 PM CST
Thanks. This is certainly helpful! What is vitex by the way? What other flowers do you grow at the moment in addition to fruit or vegetables? Do you own any baskets, houseplants or not?
Bryan, TX
Jun 4, 2020 3:42 PM CST
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Petunias in hanging baskets still blooming since early March

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White easter lillies have now dropped blooms and are making seed

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Red amaryllis have already made seed, and I am sprouting some of them.

I have had pansies and a lot of other flowers this spring, but we are going into our hot summer here in south Texas, USA.

If it takes a long time to grow, remember that if nobody plants it, nobody has it.
Surrey UK
Jun 5, 2020 2:57 AM CST

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