Tuesday, 25 October 2016


BBC Two - Gardeners' World, 2016, Episode 13

A biennial takes two years to complete its life cycle. In its first year, it grows and stores energy so that it can flower and set seed in its second. Many are easy to raise from seed – the problem is remembering to sow them in June! Here are 10 you might like to try:

Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Erysimum cheiri (Wallflower)

Hesperis matronalis (Sweet rocket)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Matthiola incana (Brompton stock)

Myosotis sylvatica (Forget-me-not)

Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose)

Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle)

Verbascum bombyciferum

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