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Wondering what annuals I can plant in small(ish) terracotta pots for summer colour, ones that are good for bees too?
here you go.. try this link
or this one
Cosmos, marigolds, nastursums. Go for open flowers not doubles or pom poms to attract bes.
Thanks guys for all your help! Must get some seeds a.s.a.p.
How do I sow them though? As I shall probably buy them online and they usually come without instructions?
Hi Verdun, I've decided on cosmos, marigolds and a wildflower mixed packet. Oh, wasn't aware Lidl's sold them and thought poundland's seed couldn't be any good because of their price, are they good quality still then? Adnd yes, I have an unheated 6x6 glass greenhouse, 2x 4 tier unheated growhouses and an unheated coldframe and a conservatory taken over by plants
Ryan, I've bought lots of seeds from £ land over the years. Nought wrong with them. Best bargain ever was a couple of years ago - a packet of nasturstiums with 6 different varieties in them.
The only problem being I've got them forever now No matter how many seed pods I collect. I get more and more each year. Good job I like them.
Aldi's good for seeds as well - got some Nigella for 89p
Thanks Guys, I went to my local GC (just got back) and I took you advice Verdun and bought:
1 x Red Phormium 'Cherry Sensation', 1 x Convolvulus Cneorum, 3 x Red Geraniums (didn't have Pelargoniums) and single marigold seeds.
I will buy some Concolvulus Mauritanicus seeds online, as they didn't have a plant in the shop.
I'm also going to poundland tomorrow, so I'm expecting to buy a lot of cheap seeds and bareroot plants
This is a great thread Ryan...lovely combinations. Like you I am going to have pots of colour/nectar in the garden this year and I've got tons of seedlings ready. Just need to get them big enough to plant up in late May/early June
some pots will (in theory) be cool colours...a mixture of the following...not all in one pot but maybe a group of pots together...
schizanthus which has lovely foliage (poor man's orchid) and tiny sweet flowers.
Didiscus again, lovely foliage as well as umbells of pretty blue flowers
Nemesia fragrant lady pretty and they smell divine
and gazania kiss rose soooo purty....
I have a few large pots for the hot colours.
Tagetes 'Paprika' T&M are selling this seed for 99p in the GCs, very easy from seed and they flower non-stop all summer until the first frosts
Nasturtium crimson emperor
cosmos polidor...this one doesn't get too big
and I will have one very large pot with mexican sunflowers in it, bees adore these but they can take over in my small garden so they stay in pots...I usually grow 'torch' but this year I'm going to try 'fiesta del sol'
sorry...not all the links work but you get the idea