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WildlifeloverWildlifelover Posts: 380
Having made some beds and planted perennials, could anyone recommend some easy to grow, from seed, hardy annuals that are relatively low growing to fill the gaps? The beds are in full sun.

Many thanks for any tips!


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Hard to say as there are so many that do well in sun.
    At the moment it's a case of what seeds you can get as so many are out of stock.
    There are some here described as throw and grow 
    Godetia aways did well for me in the past.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,905
    Nasturtiums.  :)
    If the soil's rich, they might get a bit 'leafy' but they'll grow well enough. 

    Nigella will colonise quickly too. They don't get too tall. 
    Cornflowers might be fine. Most are taller so they might not be so good. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,468
    Poached egg plant, Limanthes douglasii; scarlet flax, Linum grandiflorum; borage, Echium vulgare; the list is pretty much endless. Maybe pick your colour range and choose based on that.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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