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Seeds to sow in July?

ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 401
Can anyone tell me please if there are any flower seeds that can be sown in July?

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  • bullfinchbullfinch SurreyPosts: 553
    There's a little section on the Gardeners World main website, with jobs for July. I know it has a few, including carrots, radish, wallflowers, forget-me-not and delphinium, but there were some others too 🙂
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,334
    There are quite a few perennials and biennials that can be sown now for next year.
    Plants like foxgloves that are finishing will be dropping their seed now, so that's a good indicator that it's the right time to sow them.
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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,169
    edited 2 July
    You are probably safe with most biennials, except very early flowering ones, as they would  naturally drop their seeds about now, or in a month or two. Being a little early is not likely to cause a problem, but check hardiness in anything you need to overwinter outside. You don't want to end up with a load of little plants that need cosseting :)
    I've had a dig among my seed packets and found some foxgloves, sweet williams and wallflowers that I am going to try, even though some seed is not new.
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 401
    Ah ... thank you everyone. 🙂
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
    You might have some luck with wallflowers @Buttercupdays - I found some old packets of seed and bunged them in earlier this year expecting nothing - doing very well.  "Sow by" date of 2016!
  • WhereAreMySecateursWhereAreMySecateurs LutonPosts: 717
    All mentioned above plus honesty. I am also using my empty seed trays to grow more pansies from seed.
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