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Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

I'm having to grow all the annuals and perennials for the new cottage garden out front (apart from roses and evergreens) as it's a large area and I would need ££££ to fill it properly.

I have no greenhouse and I'm going to have to use basic materials to cut costs.

Will seeds germinate in a house successfully, they are the usual cottage garden suspects, hollyhocks, poppies, achillea, lavendar and so on.

I'm happy to have my house filled with seedlings for months on end, is there anything I can do to increase my success?



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  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Yes, good idea, I could get one of those cheap plastic ones but I will have to start the seeds off in the house as they say they must germinate in a warm environment and nights are still pretty cold round here but they'll have to go out after that as I have numerous people coming to stay over 2 months and they won't want to be surrounded by seedlings image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,933

    I'd sow as many of them (annuals) direct - outside - in April/May/June as possible Lou. You'll struggle to keep them all going in your house with light etc - especially once they need pricking out and potting on. 

    A simple coldframe will really help as hollie says image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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