It’s taken them a while but once the Asters started to flower they really went for it. They are still flowering now, even though the weather has officially gone rubbish. They are a great little cut flower. They take up little room and each plant gives you around 4 or 5 of these gorgeous blooms. They don’t seem to like the whole idea of cut and come and basically die once you have cut them but for a late summer cut flower they are fab. I sowed these back in April with the Cosmos and Hollyhocks. They took quite a lot of looking after (heated propagator, potting on, staking etc) which is how the packet told me to go about it. However, my Dad said that he used to bung a few seeds in once the weather warmed up in May or June and they would soon catch up to the molly-coddled little winter darlings. So next year, I’m going for the easy option! This variety is a new one, Orange Sherbet, even though I would say they are more pink than orange.