My favourite colour is blue and although I’m generally not that keen on blue flowers one I really do like is the annual cornflower (Centaurea cyranus). I sowed a packet of T & M’s cornflower Blue diadem back in the spring and for the past month or more have been enjoying these colourful flowersThey attract lots of pollinating insects and are an excellent long-lasting cut flower. Some varieties come in various shades of red and white but for me they have to be blue.
I’ve also got two perennial varieties growing on the plot. There are several well established mountain cornflowers (Centeurea montana) which flower in the spring and, on the wildlife patch surrounding the log pile, lots of lesser knapweed (Centeurea nigra).
I shall be more than happy to see all these grow and flower in profusion again next year.