I sowed my biennials. Honesty, Sweet Rocket, Foxgloves, Sweet Williams, and some dispaticus teasel (which the birds seem to love & it looks great with frost on it).
Seeing them in all their lovely glory at this time of year always reminds me to make sure I sow them now, so that I have them next year.
A little tour around a bit of my garden..
I call this the spring bed, it looks lovely at a time of year when there's not too much going on yet in other areas of the garden.
I love the white foxgloves, (this does self seed, but I sowed more of these this morning, just in case- would hate to be without them) and the purple one is sweet rocket, I love both of these for their tolerance of shade, especially the rocket which really brightens everything up under the tree. I bought some different varieties of foxgloves at Gardeners World Live last week, so can't wait to see how they turn out.
This is where I grow flowers to cut and bring into the house. Sweet williams are one of my favourites and I sowed more of these again for next year. I love the colour combinations and am growing the same colours again, Magenta Dianthus Oschberg, Dark almost black Dianthus Nigricans, and the lovely white one Dianthus Alba.
June and July are the ideal time to sow your biennials now for next year, sow them now, plonk them into their final flowering positions around August/September and they will look after themselves happily all winter and provide you with beautiful flowers for your garden and kitchen table from May onwards, really easy!