Given the atrocious weather we've had across the UK since the spring, these were just about the most productive flowers this year. Too wet and too cold for the roses; ditto all the vegetables except the brassicas and lettuces. They take a beautiful picture though, don't they?
I planted these directly into the beds early April and just left them to get on with it. After years of planting in rows of seed variety, this year I simply opened up a few packets, mixed said seeds and threw them into the soil then pretty much abandoned them to their fate. I have to say, from midsummer onwards I picked flower after flower; Russian Giant, Choco Sun, Vincent's Mixed, Firecracker, Sunburst, Velvet Queen.
Unwin's have a lovely little seed planting wheel guide, catch it here. Or if your life really is too short to click on links, here it is! And thank you UNWINS!