We've reached that time of year when we are starting ear-mark plants ready to collect seed for next year or to leave to stand for decoration and wildlife food. Poppies, nigella, cornflowers and hollyhocks are all seeding beautifully now, and soon the early sown beets will join them. However we're also sowing biennials and late cropping veggies - extra beets, salads, kale and in hope of a long season, some dwarf french beans. As of this morning the beets and kale are doing well as are the wallflowers but no sign of the beans - there's still time though so we won't fret yet.
|Nigella seed-head just about to burst|
|Poppy heads just waiting to pop|
|Wallflowers for next year|
|Kale for winter|
|Beetroot for autumn salads|