I picked these gorgeous Asters from the garden today. They are from the fairly popular variety ‘Big Boy’. I sowed the seed in early Spring and they have been happily growing all summer. They began flowering about a month ago and boy do they flower? The more I pick the more they sprout. I’m getting about two or three bunches from them every week. And they look lovely teamed up with my white Gladioli that are also flowering at the moment.
As space-saving cutting flowers I can’t recommend Asters enough. I have one small row (about 1.5 metres long). And when you think about the cost of cut flowers in the shops, I’d say the £1.50 I spent on seed has been well worth it. I’ll definitely be growing them again next year. I might even throw caution to the wind and do two rows. ooooh!