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Alyssum - Golf Mixed

£1.25

Alyssum Golf Mixed makes excellent edging for a border as small and compact plants, which grow in dense clumps. The masses of tiny flowers in shades of lavender, rose, violet and white also have a delicate scent. They are easy to grow from seed and are very quick growing and will produce flowers in 6 to 7 weeks.

Alyssum is a useful companion plant attracting not only bees and other pollinating insects but also hoverflies which help to reduce aphids.

 

When to sow Indoors February to April, outdoors April to May.
Where to sow Sow indoors in moist compost filled pots or trays 0.5cm (1/4in) deep and cover the seeds with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a warm position (temperature of  15-18°C (59-64°F) is ideal).
Sow direct outdoors in flowering position, 0.5cm (1/4in) deep.
What to do next When seedlings sown indoors are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays and grow on in cooler conditions.
When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise indoor raised seedlings to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Then transplant into final growing position planting them 25cm (10in) apart. 
Take care not to damage the root system when transplanting the seedlings.
Thin the seedlings sown direct outdoors out so they are 25cm (10in) apart. Carefully replant thinned plants to fill any gaps.
  Water well until plants are established. 
Flowering period June to October.
Companion planting Attracts Bees and other pollinating insects. Alyssum also attracts the Hoverfly and other beneficial insects which will help to reduce aphids.
Uses Bedding and borders , especially edging
Height 10cm (4in) 
Spread 25cm (10in)

 

 



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