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Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 963
With the struggle this year to get any bedding plants and also wanting to reduce plastic am thinking ahead to next year. Would welcome any suggestions on which bedding plants to grow at home especially those which would be ready for flowering by mid-May onwards?

I don’t have anywhere indoors where I can start things off, so they would be in an unheated greenhouse.


 If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham

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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,456
    Hardy annuals, or perhaps biennials like pansies and violas that you sow the previous summer. A lot of the bedding plants that shops commonly sell need heat to get them started early enough to be in flower by late May/early June when it's warm enough to put them out.
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  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 963
    Thanks @JennyJ, I’ll investigate biennials as hopefully that will give me an earlier start to flowers
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
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