Lots of us have had trouble with the monsoon drowning our seeds and the cold too has taken a toll on the germination success. However all is not lost. Most annuals will flower 10 – 12 weeks from sowing. So in fact your chances of success will be higher if you sow now. I will be sowing up another ten or so varieties this coming weekend…plus with all the rain we have had the soil is in great condition to take seed.
Many half hardy annual seeds should NOT be sown before your last frost date…usually mid May…later in Scotland and earlier in Cornwall.
If you are new to growing flowers but want to have a stab at it try my ‘Flowers to sow in May collection’
These are not only easy to grow but will give you buckets and buckets of flowers from August right up to the frosts…12 varieties for £12…with free postage and packaging which is rather good value if I don’t say so myself. ;)
If you have any questions about these or other seeds then please leave a comment below and I will get back to you when I’m back from the field tonight.
May 8, 2012 @ 10:29 pm
Definitely still time, I orderd late on Tuesday, arrived on Thursday, planted on Saturday and this morning the first sign of life. Managed to get some more planted today, brilliant, thank you.
May 9, 2012 @ 8:24 am
That’s a pleasure Juliana…glad to be of assistance. Let us know how you get on. :)