I have been growing a few annuals from seed for around the last three years, it started with some Dahlias I grew for a bumblebee count and I caught the bug.
I tend to grow free ones my MIL gets free from her magazines.
This year I went for Zinnias and Cosmos. I love cosmos but have always grown pink ones and never grown Zinnias before.
I chose the Zinna and Cosmos as they said on the packets they were loved by pollinators.
I planted them inside in small pots around march time and then when ready put them into my mini greenhouse. I open and close this as needed to protect them from frost and harden off. The below picture is to show how I grew them from seed the seeds if you look close are my veggies.
The Zinnias are stunning and looking really strong. The flowers are just so bright. We have pink and orange and I love the fact they are cutting flowers.
The cosmos are much smaller than ones I have grown before but the colours are beautiful.
I will definitely be growing Zinnias again, I will go back to the pink cosmos I prefer them and how tall they got in comparison. The other development is I will buy my own seeds so I can grow the colours I want to go with the garden.