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Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 834
I'm now realising I didn't plant enough seeds to fill the gaps appearing in my long pink/blue border left after I've cut back some of the spring blooms ... I sowed cosmos, salvia viridis, cornflowers and some annual grasses. Any other suggestions of seeds to sow next spring for colour next summer, please? 


  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited June 2020 is a wonderful website full of information on the seeds they sell. They offer annuals and perennial seeds, they are sure to have something that fits the bill.
    Chilterns is another 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    One that Christopher Lloyd always leaned heavily on was Ageratum 'Blue Horizon', not dumpy like the usual bedding Ageratums, and mixes very well with other planting. I managed to grow it from seed a couple of years ago and it was very useful and long flowering. This year I am trying Tagetes 'Cinnabar' (another Christopher Lloyd plant) because my borders are too mauve/purple and need a spark of orangey red, and a couple of zinnias, 'Purple Prince' and 'Liliput Orange'.

    I have Welsh Poppies in my garden which are always there to fill a gap and add yellow/orange colour where it is needed, I just move them around.
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 834
    Thanks for the tips, @K67 and @WillDB. That Ageratum looks lovely, and will fit in very nicely, thanks! 
  • rebeccamM6CA_Gn6rebeccamM6CA_Gn6 Beckenham, kentPosts: 133
    Well if you're happy to wait until next year, I would suggest sowing some foxgloves now ready for next year if you have some room for height...failing that Campanula Canterbury bells? I bought both of these from Chiltern seeds recently and they have all been great germination wise :)
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 834
    @Loxley I've just sown some Ageratum Blue Horizon... they're teeny tiny seeds! Hope they thrive. Thanks for the recommendation. 
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