Shady blooms from seed - Help!
To say I am a novice is an understatement so I'm looking for some help. I am on round two of trying to establish my garden. Bought my first house last year and merrily spent a small fortune on loads of plants more or less all died. The culprit - a very large poplar tree that casts a reasonable amount of shade over my garden. The tree is being removed this year and I want to try again - but for budget reason I want to start from seed where possible just to give me a strong basis before I start playing around with things in earnest.
Therefore I am looking for recommendations of plants that have the following tendencies...
- Easy for novices to grow
- Fast establishing with good coverage
- To be sown in Feb/Mar
- Ideal scheme is white and purple/blue and a bit wild and unstructured.
Any ideas anyone. Eternally greatful of your help.