Chủ Nhật, 3 tháng 9, 2023

Flowers to plant in September

These are some beautiful flowering plants that you can sow in the UK in autumn for a delightful display in the following spring and summer:

1. English Marigold (Calendula officinalis): Known for its deep orange petals, English marigold is excellent for hot borders and cutting. It's easy to grow, and when sown in autumn, it should bloom from May. You can sow it directly into shallow drills or on the surface of moist, peat-free compost in pots.

2. Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena): A cottage garden favorite, love-in-a-mist produces lovely cut flowers and attractive dried seedheads. You can sow it in modules for later planting or directly where you want it to flower, either in the soil or in pots. Flowers typically appear from early spring after an autumn sowing.

3. Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus): Often part of pictorial and annual meadow schemes, cornflower is an excellent cut flower. While the blue-flowered variety is common, different cultivars come in various colors, including red, pink, white, and dark purple. For an early spring display, sow in September.

4. Queen Anne's Lace (Ammi majus): This plant is best sown in autumn, resulting in larger and more impressive flowers in early summer. It bears clusters of cow-parsley-like white flowers and is ideal for cutting. You can sow it directly where you want it to flower or in modules for later planting.

5. Poppies: Various poppy varieties like Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), field poppy (Papaver rhoeas), and ladybird poppy (Papaver commutatum) can be sown in autumn for a display in early summer. You can sow them directly on patches of bare soil or in modular seed trays for planting out in spring.

6. California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica): California poppy brings bright orange-yellow swathes to borders. You can sow it directly or in modular seed trays for later planting.

These flowers will add color and beauty to your garden, and sowing them in autumn ensures a lovely display in the spring and summer seasons.

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