Violas are a good little number, not so blousy as its cousin Pansy and better able to withstand against the wind. Just look at this variety aren’t they stunning!
I can hear you saying ‘but Kate where am I going to get them from?’ if you’re lucky enough to find a garden centre or nursery that will deliver during lockdown that’s your best bet. Nurseries are selling produce as currently aiming to sell unused stock.
These were plug plants from Sussex where I am currently residing. I see that Adrian Hall were doing deliveries but are currently not taking any more orders as they have had a huge demand, hopefully they will be open again soon. It’s worth having a search online and asking your friends if they are in the know. Check out the neighbourhood forum, NextDoor in your area.
Here’s a few that I’ve found: Dobies, Suttons, RHS, Crocus and Garden store online.
Popsicles purple/yellow viola – Deadhead by gentle breaking off stem and you should get another couple of blooms.