Well they are at their best right now, and looking marvellous.
How did I grow them? Back in June I made a standard drill across the allotment and planted the seeds, lightly covering with soil. I sowed fairly thinly so they didn't need thinning, 1 packet of seeds did a 12m row. I then left them there until September when I transplanted them to the garden, after summer bedding had past it's best.
One word of warning, their success this year has been in part down to a snow free winter, in past years they've suffered from being under inches of snow which has crushed them. September is a little early to transplant to the garden, my thinking behind this is the longer they are in their final position, the more established they will be when/if the snow arrived, so they'll be better equipt to survive it.
Will definitely grow some more this year and I'm going to give another biennial a try from seed, Sweet Williams.
|Walled bed now.|
|Walled bed in September.|
|Wallflowers, grown from seed on the allotment.|