London and Wise also introduced the Brompton stock
, a heavily-scented, hardy spring stock.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK ?Pinch out the growing tips of wallflowers for bushy plants ?Order spring-flowering bulbs to plant in the autumn ?Continue to deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers and water containers every day ?Apply a high potash liquid feed to dahlias, water regularly and tie in new growth to stakes ?Sow Brompton stocks
now for flowering under glass ?Stop outdoor tomatoes when they have set four trusses.
? Sow seeds of fast-maturing annuals, spring-flowering biennials including forget-menots and Brompton stocks
, herbs and vegetables.
FAVOURITE spring flowers like wallflowers, foxgloves, polyanthus, Canterbury bells, forget-me-nots, ornamental kale and Brompton stocks
are biennials, with a two years life cycle.
Species good for cutting are Cosmos of all forms, but try Cosmos 'Double Click' and 'Psyche White'; aster, bedding-dahlias, godetia, clarkia, sweet William, Brompton stocks
, sunflowers, Rudbeckia hirta 'Kelveden Star', Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes', Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun', Scabiosa 'Ebony & Ivor', Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' and Mayfield Giant', Sweet-smelling Resedia odorata, Crepis aurea, Gaillardia pulchella, Centaurea cyanus (cornflowers) and Larkspur.