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Author archives: David

Hardy Biennials

These are usually sown in April-June one year to flower in spring or early summer the next. Many plants described as biennials are really perennials but for best effect are treated[...]

Planting out

You should have previously prepared the ground to be used by digging it well, breaking it down to a ‘tilth’ and adding a balanced fertilizer. Remove the bedding plants from their t[...]

Raising bedding plants from seed

Do not sow the seed too early in the year or the plants will be ready for planting out too soon, before the danger of frost is past. Late February and March is quite soon enough — [...]

Twelve favourite bedding plants

Ageratum. Blue (or sometimes white) powder-puff flowers on compact plants. Good for edging. Alyssum. White or mauve low-growing edging plant. Easy to grow and can be sown in sit[...]

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