Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:14
I like to fill any gaps so it's a thumbs up for annuals from me.
All my annuals come as free seeds in gardening magazines so if they get to the stage where they can be planted out I try to find space although this year due to the bad weather, cool temps and poor light there aren't many to plant out.
My preference though, would be biennials although there's less of a choice.
By October time my veg beds are almost empty, so, as a first, last year, in modules sowed bellis, sweet william, foxglove and parsley in July, for planting out in a nursery bed, vacated by veg in September and October. Cornflower and sweet pea do well in a GH over winter.
On the plus side and on sunny days, I get alot of bee's in the garden, especially round the bellis which has been a star performer.