The weather is finally getting hot and new things are beginning to bloom in the garden and on the balcony almost daily. There are lots of yellows and oranges right now, but pinks, purples, and whites are starting to come in.
The regular single, yellow-and-cream form of garland chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria)...
... and a semi-double, pure yellow sport
White mustard (Sinapis alba)
'Day of the Dead Orange' African marigold or "Cempazuchitl" (Tagetes erecta cv.)
'Cheshire Cat' perpetual carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus 'Cheshire Cat')
The rose 'Slater's Crimson China'
The raised beds are beginning to fill out
The stocks (Matthiola incana) should be up next, along with the pot marigolds (Calendula officinalis cv.). Another variety of opium poppy is also still growing, and the 'Cupani' sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani') are starting to form buds. Then there should be a whole host of further marigold varieties, raised from seed by me - 'Day of the Dead Orange' and 'Gina's Himalayan' came as sizeable transplants from Annie's Annuals - and therefore a little later.