A plant which lives for two years, flowering, fruiting and dying in the second season. Hardy biennials are sown in late spring or early summer in boxes in a cold frame or outdoors. They are transferred to their permanent quarters in September or earlier. Examples are: Canterbury bell, foxglove, honesty, sweet william, wallflower.

BILBERRY, BLAEBERRY, WHINBERRY or WHORTLEBERRY The bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) with its bluish-black berries used in summer for jam, tarts etc., does best on cool, peaty soil. It is easily increased by lifting and dividing in early autumn.

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