Biennials like foxgloves can be sown now in seed trays so they flower next year. Biennials include aquilegias, Iceland poppies and sweet Williams.
Add a touch of colour and height to gardens by sowing beautiful sunflowers directly outdoors. The plant will bloom in August.
These edible plants can be sown undercover in pots or outdoors in borders and containers.
Poppy seeds and cornflowers can be sown outdoors in May. Pollinators love these so gardeners will see lots of bees and butterflies in their garden.
Marigolds and snapdragons can be planted as the last frost date has passed.
Climbing annuals like sweet peas and petunias can be planted outdoors in May. These plants smell divine and love a sunny spot.
This popular plant is known for its impressive flowerheads and pretty colours. Plant these in rich, fertile soil.
Herbs and vegetables
Sow in the greenhouse/indoors
Plant tomato plant seeds in greenhouses or glasshouses in beds or grow bags.
Runner beans or French beans can be sown undercover into module trays. They can then be planted outside once any risk of frost has passed.