Planting bare-root wallflowers
■ Many garden centres and nurseries will be stocking bare-root wallflowers now, so buy a bunch and get them in the ground.
■ They are usually sold in bundles of around 10 plants for a few quid.
■ They like alkaline soil and once you have planted and watered them, they will start to put on root growth before winter descends.
■ They won’t do much during the coldest months, but will grow away strongly in spring and fill the air with their warm spicy scent.
■ Wallflowers are brassicas, so watch for club root and cabbage root fly.
Plant wallflowers in dense drifts, but keep their roots damp beforehandºº