I'm curious as to what you are planting now. ....looking for inspiration
I will be sowing seeds late September
Ammi Majus, Scabiosa, Cornflowers, Larkspur, Calendula, Euphorbia oblongata, I'm also sowing several lots of hardy perennials for future planting, rudbecki, geums, heleniums, echinacea, heliopsis, echinops, and more. Just hope I don't run out of space!
Brightstar, do you keep them in a coldframe or in a sheltered positon outdoors ? I have an unheated greenhouse, but don't know if that could get too warm in late winter (she said optimistically )
Hi AnniD, I have a cold frame and an old open bookcase that I've covered with some thick polythene. The front is just a flap that folds up and down with a strip of wood at the bottom to give it some weight. I use loops of fishing elastic wrapped round the whole frame to keep the flap closed in bad weather. I usually end up covering the plants with fleece if frost is forecast. That is against the house wall for a bit of protection. I put a few bricks on top to keep it stable in the wind.
I do tend to open the cold frame and flap every day and close them at night even on the coldest days.
Thanks Bright star, I have some room to spare in my cold frame, so I'll sow some at the end of this month & see how it goes!
I am lucky enough to have a cold greenhouse too (a lean too against the big house). I overwinter all my seedlings in there, and if we have a warm sunny day during the winter, I open the doors or windows, depending on the temperature which does drop down below freezing sometimes. By March most of the seedlings go outside on sunny days, bringing them in at night until perhaps late April when I plant out in their final position.