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The_Wannabe_GardenerThe_Wannabe_Gardener NorthamptonshirePosts: 13
Morning all! 
I am desperate to grow a cut flower seed mix of some sort so that I have beautiful flowers for the bees but also some I can cut to make my home beautiful. I'm not able to plant in the ground currently but would I be able to use large shallow pots to grow them instead?


  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,605
    Most annuals will grow in pots very happily as will many bulbs. A lot are suitable to use as cut flowers. 
  • The_Wannabe_GardenerThe_Wannabe_Gardener NorthamptonshirePosts: 13
    Where i want to put them doesn't get full sun until about lunch time but then it has it until the sun goes down. Would that be OK or do they need full sun all day?
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 767
    That should be plenty of sun.

    When we had quite a shady garden, I used to start off pots in the sunniest area and then move them onto the terrace, where we wanted them, when they were getting ready to flower. It worked well and our sunniest areas had less sun than where you are describing.
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
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