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PLANT A SUMMER FLOWER GARDEN
Flowers make us smile, and they attract butterflies and bees to our gardens. Flowers grow quickly in summer. You can grow them from seed, or by planting seedlings from the garden centre. The best flower gardens start with a plan! You might have a plan inside your head, but better still - put your plan on paper! Your flower garden could be any size or shape. Draw its shape on paper and then make a ‘bird’s-eye view’ of the flowers you want to grow. If you know the size of your garden you will be able to figure out roughly how many flowers or seeds you will need. Check the seed packet or plant label to see approximately how tall they grow and how far apart to plant them.
Sunflower, Spider flower (Cleome)
Cosmos, Salvia, Larkspur, Taller marigolds, Tobacco flower (Nicotiana)
Dwarf Marigolds, Alyssum, Candytuft (Ageratum), Zinnia, Verbena, Petunia, Gazania, Nasturtium