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Winter / Next Spring Bedding


I was just thinking to myself that seeing we are now enjoying our Summer bedding displays that I wonder if anybody else has started thinking about their Winter / Next Spring Bedding displays? Seeing as it's a good time to start sowing the seeds for it. image

So have you or am I the only one?
I sowed some Wallflower seeds a couple of days ago and I have planned to have them alongside some Bellis - Pomponette in my front border along with some red viola's. I am also going to use some Viola - Teardrop mix in my hanging baskets. I'm also about to sow some Myosotis for some pots then have a think about what else I can do lol




  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I sowed wallflowers this week too, in a seedbed with the intention of transplanting them into a nursey bed in a week or three before they go into their permanent homes next spring.  My intentions may have been somewhat scuppered by finding a large boot-print in the middle of the seedbed yesterday image

    Nothing else yet.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    I don't really have any winter bedding exactly but I have started planning planting for spring!image

    I'm in the 'thinking about it' stage of taking some wallflower cuttings and I've made a list of daffodils I want and saved a wish list of crocus & tulip.

    Now I just need to google the images to check the colours are real/trueimage

    Wearside, England.
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Oh yes - I actually remembered to mark the positions of the tulips I want to move from the 'wildflower meadow' (no idea why they're there) to the ornamental beds, so I shall be digging those up in the autumn.

  • Sounds like I'm not the only one getting organised then image

    How frustrating Steve finding that boot print! Unfortunately I don't have a seed bed so I had to sow mine into some trays and put them in a sheltered area outside. 
    Victoria you can never go wrong with a wish list image

  • CharlieBotCharlieBot Posts: 208

    Have ordered winter pansies and some wallflower seeds. Not grown wallflowers from seed before but looking forward to it.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,109

    I don't start sowing yet for winter bedding. Living in Dordogne the height of summer is too hot, I sow end of August, wall flowers, forget-me-nots (but often they seed themselves), bellis daisies. I order viola and pansy plug plants early September which arrive in October.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I prefer a more permanent arrangementimage

    My snowdrops and Cyclamen coum are there waiting their turn. Then there are the very early pulmonarias and the hellebores. Winter flowering honeysuckes and viburnums and the sarcococca. That should see me through til the narcissi start up,

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,109

    I have those in the beds, but the bedding goes in pots around the house.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Yep, all planned on my garden spread sheet on the autumn/winter tab, plus photos and measurements taken of gaps I want to fill for next year.  Anemones and ranunculus are top of the list!  Spread sheet contains details of what I already have, where it is, maintenance it needs, what colour it is, how it performs etc etc.  I just love the planning, research and design part of gardening. 

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502
    I have a garden spreadsheet too, with a worksheet for each thing- shrubs, perennials, spring bulbs etc.,

    I mostly use it as a memory though, not appearing to have one in my head...

    I don't move plants in and out like a summer and winter wardrobe as I have no storage space, although a handful of plants will come inside, but I do like to cram things in every gap and spring bulbs are perfect for that =+)
    Wearside, England.
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