Seed sown in June will provide a burst of colour in late summer and autumn, after earlier blooms have faded.
Browse our seed sowing tips before getting started.
We reveal five flower seeds to sow in early summer, below.
With its distinctive white and yellow flowers, the aptly named poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii) is a lovely hardy annual to grow. It should self-seed freely and naturalise in the garden.
Golden and lemon flowers of the poached egg plant
Colourful and easy to grow, nasturtiums also work well as companion plants for veg crops including French and runner beans.
Orange, trumpet-shaped nasturtiums
June is the last month of the year for sowing coreopsis outdoors. Try ‘Incredible Dwarf Mixed’ (pictured), which produces a froth of attractive, cheery flowers. Coreopsis is one of the best plants for containers, too.
A variety of coreopsis flowers
Night-scented stock can still be sown now, to ensure you have blooms right up until the first frosts. Be sure to deadhead regularly to encourage a further flush of colour.
Mauve night-scented stocks
By June, many candelabra primulas will have finished blooming, so June is the perfect time to sow the fresh seed. Find out how in Monty Don’s video guide to growing candelabra primulas from seed.
Red-pink primula blooms