Sowing for mixed colour
Growing plants from AG’s weekly free seeds has been one of the highlights of my year.
It has taken time and care, but the blaze of colours, shapes and heights in my borders confirm that it has been worth the effort.
Many of the free seeds work beautifully together and if you sow them broadly, rather than in regimented rows, they create a breath-taking display. Hardy annual seeds sown now will flower next year, so take time to look around you for sowing and growing inspiration.
This summer, a roundabout on a busy road close to the AG office has been a picture of red poppies, blue cornflowers and white ox-eye daisies.
One of my aims for the garden is to try and create a similar colour scheme next year.
Many plants work well together in a mixed border