St Johns Wort
Bushy plants produce unusual leaves covered in translucent dots, topped by clusters of bright yellow flowers each speckled with a hint of red around the edges. It grows almost anywhere, attracting bees to your garden. Height: 40-80cm.
Sow February to July onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a greenhouse or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 10-15C until after germination which usually takes 1-3 months. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out 45cm apart.