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    How about Nigella, Cornflowers,Sweet Rocket and Cosmos.
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    Nigella look beautiful planted in large patchs and their seedpods stand all winter and look good in the frost. Californian poppies also self seed freely.
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    Centaurea (cornflower), echium, sunflowers, larkspur possibly, though I'm not sure if it self sows well, candytuft, flax probably will, and crepis (pink hawkbeard), myosotis (forget-me-nots), Shirley poppies, how about Virginian stock, or is that one you have to start indoors? Can't remember offhand.
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    Hi, cerinthe self seed for me
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    Virginia Stock is as tough as old boots I planted some in containers in our courtyard two summers ago and it's just self seeded since there - even in cracks in the paving. This winter just gone was so mild that I even had the flower in bloom all the way through!

    I've got some up on the allotment now as it's one of my favourite flowers....long with nasturtium, nigella, cosmos, poached egg plant (limnanthes), Californian poppy etc.....most of the flowers mentioned on here in fact! Last week I planted a few perennials into the spot I want as a permanent flower bed and then filled the rest with various hardy annuals so once they're up it'll give me a lovely cottagey garden effect

    This is the area this morning planted up and just waiting for my wee beauties to start growing. The paving slabs are just there for ease of weeding and deadheading etc - they're less noticeable once the plants get growing!


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    Default 2018 self-seeders

    Next year's seedlings are appearing in the garden. Take a look around yours and tell us what you've found.

    Cerinthe, Calendula, Nigella, Forget me not.

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    Wallflowers and Honesty and ? Polemonium

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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Pot marigold, forget-me-not, musk mallow, wallflower, cerinthe (which I'm not really keen on, so it gets pulled out when I see it), feverfew, phacelia, foxgloves, and borage, which keeps coming up and I keep pulling it out, it makes and spreads more seeds than you think

    edit - and poached eggs.
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