Sow­ing for mixed colour

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

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

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