Grow some joy: Eight inspirational jobs to get stuck into in your garden

Now is a good time to sow seed for half-hardy, fast-growing annuals

There’s something irrepressibly joyful about sunflowers. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s something irrepressibly joyful about sunflowers. Photograph: Getty Images

Wondering what to do in the garden this week? Here are some ideas to inspire you.

Grow some joy

There’s something irrepressibly joyful about sunflowers with their giant saucer-shaped, pollinator-friendly blooms and their jaunty, reach for the stars habit of growth. Now is a good time to sow seed of these half-hardy, fast-growing annuals, either directly outdoors or into small individual pots on a bright windowsill indoors/under cover of a sunny porch, glasshouse, polytunnel or conservatory for planting outside in the coming weeks as young transplants.

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