Hardy Biennial, Annual and Perennial
Description – A colourful blend of flowers that are proven favourites of wildlife, and will provide forage all season long. The ideal mix to encourage bees, birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects into the garden.
Sowing – Sow outdoors where they are to flower once the soil has warmed. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sprinkle the seed thinly over the surface, then rake lightly to ensure seed is just covered. Alternatively, sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in drills, 30cm (12in) apart. Germination usually takes 14-21 days.
Growing – As seedlings germinate, carefully thin out any that are too close together with a trowel and replant elsewhere. Regular removal of spent flowers will encourage further blooming.
Flowers – Summer to Autumn