This weekend, or over the next fortnight, you can help the budding gardeners choose from seeds of hardy annual flowers such as English marigolds
, cornflowers, poppies, annual chrysanthemums, larkspur or coreopsis, and bulbs of summer-flowering lilies.
Many annual flowers can be sown directly into the ground, such as English marigolds
, love-in-a-mist, poppies and poached egg plant.
The foliage of some annual flowers such as English marigolds
and nasturtiums add yet more interesting flavours.
Grow English marigolds
, antirrhinums, ten-week stocks, godetia and nemesia.
French and English marigolds
, salvias, geraniums, petunias, sweet peas and many others will keep blooming if the fading flowers are removed.