Bundles of joy
Look for bare-rooted bedding wallflowers (Erysimum cheiri) at garden centres or online nurseries. Sold in bundles, they are much cheaper than pot-grown plants and will come into flower more quickly too.
Plant them as soon as you get them, but if that’s not possible, tuck them in a compost-filled pot or shallow trench and keep watered.
For impact, plant wallflowers in blocks or drifts of 15-20 plants, about 20-25cm apart. They like well-drained, moist soil, in full sun.
Once planted, they will establish good roots, ready to flower in March next year.
Scent of honey
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September 22, 2020