Ordering flower seed

Choose flower seed wisely, with the help of Alan Titchmarsh's No Fuss Guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do To do in January

Do To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

In this No Fuss video guide, Alan Titchmarsh considers the whys and wherefores of ordering flower seed from catalogues. He stresses the importance of working out how much space you need to fill, in order to avoid ordering more seed than you can use. Then, he picks out examples of flower varieties in novel colours or with labour-saving properties. Finally, he looks at a seed collection with a ready-made planting scheme, designed to attract pollinating bees and butterflies.

Watch now for tips on choosing which flower seeds to sow this spring.

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