China asters

Our China asters Callistephus chinensis are out if full force this week in the cutting garden. We've grown some lovely big peachy ones which are really pretty and the bees are enjoying them too. They like moisture-retaining soils and so have been thriving in the wet weather we've been having!

These are annual asters, so mum's done a great job with them this year, thank you mum. It's a bit easier to grow perennial asters, Michlemas daisies, in the garden and these will come back year after year adding some autumnal colour to the beds.