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Which seeds can I sow now for Autumn/Winter flowers?


I am a newbie gardener and have tried to grow all my summer plants from seed this year including perennails which I researched are good for clay/poor soil. Some are ok...some look rather small and ropey but I wil see in time!

I am trying to do it on a budget and don'thave hours and hours as I work full time with a 3 year old to look after also. I would like to sew some seeds for Autumn/Winter flowers. Am I too early? Can anyone suggest any seeds please for this time, plants which would like my rubbish soil!




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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Some of the annuals will produce flowers late summer autumn. 

    Winter praps not. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852

    Not many things flower in the winter - some shrubs do but they cost a bit more - but you can soon start looking at some bulb catalogues and choosing daffs, narcissus, crocus etc to plant in Sept/Oct ready to flower from February onwards.  Then you can plant tulip bulbs in Nov and Dec. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Some of the little iris bulbs are very very early, and also can be very very cheap if you look around?

  • If you want some stuff for next year to sow, get some wallflowers going, they will be ready to plant out in the autumn ready for spring colour. 

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