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Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflowers can be grown in yellows, dark reds and orange colours

Candytuft

Candytuft

Candytuft will flower in the summer

Daffodils

Daffodils

Brighten up the spring and your garden by planting cheery daffodils

Wallflowers

Wallflowers

Plant some wallflower plug plants in the garden for some spring colour

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena is great at attracting butterflies to your garden in the summer

Marigolds

Marigolds

Marigolds can also be sown in the vegetable garden as an edible flower

Alyssum

Alyssum

These tiny flowers come in a range of colours that are perfect for growing at the front of your flower bed or in containers

Snapdragons

Antirrhinum

These are bright, jolly flowers and look great in the garden or in big flower pots

Oak

Oak

Plant a tiny acorn in a pot to grow a mighty oak tree

Cornflowers

Cornflower

Sow cornflowers next to marigolds or poppies to make them look really bright

Californian poppy

Californian poppy

Californian poppies are hardy annuals, so you can sow them outdoors in spring and they will flower in the summer

Coleus

Coleus

Coleus can be grown as a house plant or used for a summer bedding scheme ouside

'Poached egg' plant

'Poached egg' plant

Sow this annual flower at Easter ready to flower in the summer

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Nasturtiums are edible flowers like marigolds, so not only do they look really colourful but they taste good too

Clarkia

Clarkia

Clarkia is a hardy annual flower that can still be sown during the beginning of June

Sweet williams

Sweet williams

Sweet williams are a hardy biennial flower that can be sown during July

Coneflower

Coneflower

Coneflowers are a great perennial for picking; the flowers can last two weeks in water

Pansy

Pansy

Pansies and Violas are good for planting in pots and containers

Muscari

Muscari

Grape hyacinths are perennial spring flowering bulbs with flowers that look like blue bunches of grapes

Tulip

Tulip

Plant tulip bulbs in autumn for a bright show in the spring

Sweet peas

Sweet peas

Look forward to lovely flowers with beautiful scent in summer

Nigella

Nigella

Nigella - or love-in-a-mist – is really easy to grow and very pretty

Poppies

Poppy

This plant is an annual and it will reach 60cm tall

Courgettes

Courgettes

Courgettes are a useful crop and belong to the same family as marrows, pumpkins and summer squashes

French beans

French Beans

French beans are delicious as vegetables or used in salads and are easy to grow

Mustard leaves

Spicy mustard leaves

Add zing to your summer salads by sowing and growing some mustard – leaves of some of the varieties taste hot and spicy

Broad beans

Broad beans

Broad beans are rich in protein and high in riboflavin and vitamin C

Tomatoes

Tangy tomatoes

Tomatoes come in all shapes, sizes and colours, so grow a few different varieties for your sandwiches

Chitting potatoes

Chit early potatoes

Home-grown potatoes taste heaps better than the ones you buy in the shops. Early and maincrop potatoes can be sprouted inside before planting in the garden, this is known as ‘chitting’

Peppers

Peppers

Tasty peppers are fun to grow inside. Watch the colours of the fruits change from green to red

Early peas

Early peas

Earlier in the year you might have planned what you would like to grow in your vegetable plot, March is the month to begin sowing lots of vegetables including lovely peas

Spinach

Super spinach

Spinach is a leafy crop and is an attractive and tasty addition to the vegetable garden or a flower border

Micro greens

Micro greens

Micro greens are harvested when the seeds have germinated and grown their first leaves. Despite being tiny, they are packed full of flavour and are great to add to salads all year round.

Pumpkin

Perfect Pumpkins

Plan ahead and sow some pumpkins this month so you have pumpkins to carve for Halloween

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

November is the perfect time to plant a rhubarb crown

Potatoes

Maincrop potatoes

Planting out your chitted maincrop potatoes in April will make sure that you are able to harvest potatoes in the autumn months for yummy roast dinners and jacket potatoes.

Cresshead

Cress

Grow your own yummy cress by making a Mr Cress head!

New potatoes

Early potatoes

If you plant a few potatoes now it won't be long before you'll have your own crop of new potatoes. Those grown in your own garden have lots more flavour than most supermarket spuds.

Chard

Chard

Spring is the busiest time in the vegetable garden, sowing lots of crops, such as chard, to enjoy later in the year.

Radishes

Crunchy radishes

Your vegetable plot will be filling up with lots of crops. This month sow some radishes for a quick growing crop and if you have space some courgettes to harvest at the end of the summer.

Spring onions

Spring onions

Fast-growing spring onions can be added to salads,sandwiches and stir fries.

Spinach beet

Spinach beet

Extend your summer salads by sowing some yummy spinach.

Lettuce

Luscious lettuce

Extend your summer salads by sowing some yummy lettuce.

Peas

Pea shoots

These are great to grow now for an early crop of pea shoots.

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is known for having a very strong smell - luckily it's used a lot in cooking as it also tastes really yummy!

Herb container

Herb container

Herbs are really fantastic plants. They help to add flavour to your cooking and smell great! Have a go at making your very own mini indoor herb garden.

Carrot

Early carrots

Grow early carrots to harvest from June onwards

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