Last Autumn I planted plug plants of polyanthus in a south facing,
sheltered and partially shaded bed in front of the house (Leeds, UK).
Rather than dig them up to replace with Summer bedding, I incorporated a
number of large pots into the scheme and planted pansies for the Winter
/ Spring, replacing with Summer bedding at the appropriate time.
It worked brilliantly - we had a gorgeous spring display and the lush
green groundcover of the polyanthus leaves provided a great background
for the lobelia. petunia and gazania I put in the pots for Summer.
However, the polyanthus have now started flowering again in August! It
all looks very nice, but I'm worried that this will "wear them out" and
we'll have no flowers next Spring. Is this likely? or will the
polyanthus continue to flower until the weather turns cold and then rest
I've searched the internet for other reports of this phenomenon, but no
Thanks in advance for any advice