Hardy Annuals

Hello, just wondering what would be best to sow direct this autumn. I'm really pleased with Nigella (love in mist) this summer so will have a go with them, but wanted a few other suggestions. 

What are your favourites? 


  • I don't do direct sowing but the ones that have worked for me in pots sown this time of year  are Calendula, Corncockles, Sweet Williams and Cornflowers

  • Last year I did a mix of poppies, candytuft, clarkia and nigella and they all did great with no maintenance whatsoever, apart from ripping them out when they were finished...

    This year I'm sowing pretty much the same plus a white cornflower and a random pack of 'bee' seeds. 

  • CaralCaral Posts: 301

    Thanks hollie hock sounds like a lovely combination, unfortunately I won't really have the room for any more pots. image 

    Thanks Victoria, that's exactly what I'm after, no maintenance.  I want to sow in small section, and then completely ignore. Only because I'm so hot on the weeding, that I end up weeding out everything I've sown. image I like the sound of white cornflowers, and candytuft is always a sure bet.  I've not heard of clarkia so off to have a look at those now. image 


  • CaralCaral Posts: 301

    Just had a thought, what about aquilegia sown direct?

    They always seem to do exceptionally well in my garden, I actually thought they were a weed until recently. image


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