If your green fingers are itching in midwinter, there are some flower seeds you could sow, and you may be rewarded with early blooms.
Shorter daylight hours can make it tricky to provide enough light for your seedlings. To counteract this, sow and grow in a bright spot without too much direct sunlight, which can damage seedlings.
Most seeds sown indoors over winter will benefit from the warmth of a heated propagator or warm windowsill, so provide this where possible.
Take a look at this video on sowing seeds indoors for more advice, including a handy tip on how to boost light levels.
Discover five of the best flowers to sow in December, below.