Two violas…

Just a couple of violas, one deep blackcurrant, the other a luminous orange. Will still be in flower in three or four months making these diminutive charmers both beautifully and astoundingly good value. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3346277/Winter-pansies-and-violas-How-to-grow.html

The violas are back in town….

Violas from the Coconut series, ~ ice, ~ duet, ~ swirl etc., Charming little faces, which belies their near indestructible hardiness and immense flowering capacity. In addition to these colours, violas come in an extraordinarily wide palette from clear white and golden yellows to near black, though a spectrum of blue and well, violet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3346277/Winter-pansies-and-violas-How-to-grow.html…

Antiques Roadshow…

Viola F1 'Antique Shades' The following is from the Seedaholics website I have recommended before and is more complete than I could possibly be. Plants are on sale now in garden centres and nurseries, though seeds might be the way to go next year.... Some unbelievably coloured violas have come on the market in recent…

Life after the petunias….

Viola Beacon Blue - just one from a myriad choice of violas and larger flowered pansies Large-flowered Cyclamen, bringing colour to autumn and winter containers September next week it is, and the nights are drawing in. Containers full of summer colour - lobelias, petunias, marigolds, begonias and all that - might be looking a little…

Cheeky Chaps

Garden Centres and nurseries are beginning to fill up with violas and pansies and with a little TLC, they can be flowering right through until spring next year. Violas are, despite their diminutive size and dainty appearance, tough little cookies, more so than the larger flowered pansies, and can stand pretty much anything the British…