Posted: 28/02/2017 at 12:47
That's from last year GD. I haven't sown any yet this year, although I left all of those to seed around.
I wouldn't normally bother sowing early here. I sowed them in mid April and had them on a windowsill, but only till they germinated, so that I knew what they looked like as young plants. They went outside as soon as they were a couple of inches tall, just in a sheltered spot for a week or so till they were hardened off enough to cope with our weather.
I didn't have a suitable spot for them to be planted out at the time either, as I had building work going on, although I never quite got round to finding a location when that was finished so they got stuck in borders as they were.
I'll sow direct this year - it's how they do in nature anyway!