Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:28
I've given up sunflowers too, often don't germinate, slugs eat them and if they grow they need staking. Sowed some expensive dwarf ones a couple of years ago and nothing came up. Don't understand it, the French fields here are full of them! Grow annual rudbeckias instead, lots of different varieties too.
I will grow more dahlias next year, they make splashes of colour at times when other things have finished or not out yet. There is such a variety of shape and colour and they are so easy to grow from seed.