I dug out the roots and added some fertiliser and waited until the weather warmed up.
Over the last year or so I had accumulated a number of annual seed packets so in early June I took a small bucket, added some sharp sand and mixed all all the seeds.
Then, after watering, I scattered the seeds/sand mixture over the prepared area and covered it with garden netting to keep the birds away.
Now in early July the bed is full of colour. Orange, yellow and pink Californian poppies and blue and white cornflowers and there are still lots of plants not yet in flower.
I’ll post an update in a couple of weeks time when more flowers should be open.