At long last the Echinacea which I struggled to originally get to germinate can go back out into their plot in the allotment. Each autumn after flowering, I have been digging these up, planting in terracotta pots and keeping in the greenhouse in order to try and look after them through the winter frosts. these should be able to survive our winters but mine keep dying. Each of the six plants all had really good root systems on them.

Back in a very sunny position, I bedded them back in with a good drink to help them get going for this year. I look forward to some fabulous flowers later in the season.