Category: Annuals

Bedding Plants

Bedding plants are any plants set out to give bright colour in a bed for a particular season. The ones you see in spring are mostly annuals – they grow from seed, flower and die all in the same year.…

Sowing Annuals in drills

If you spend a little time and effort at the sowing stage making drills, you will save time and energy later in the season. Gardeners who sow by first raking the soil level, then taking out a shallow drill with…

Annuals, Biennials, Hardy, Half-hardy definition

Annuals Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle — i.e., germinate, flower, seed and die down – within 12 months. Biennials Biennials require two seasons to complete their life cycle. They take approximately 12 months from sowing to flowering,…

How to grow annuals from seed

Annuals and biennials are grown from seed and increased by the same method. If you save seed from your own plants, and use it the following season, remember that the resultant plants will not necessarily be the same in flower,…