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Off to the garden centre – to buy seeds

Garden Life
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Flowers bring colour into your garden. The almost unending variety of colours and shapes of flowers will light up your dreams.
Start the flowering year with a few inspirations from the seed shelf or from the seed trader websites on the Internet. Most of the little miracles available from seed traders have to be planted in the earth from January to June. Usually, you can then also still use seed remainders from the previous year, and bring them to full flower after cultivating them in your flower bed or pots. However, please observe the information on the seed packets as to how long the seeds remain able to germinate.
We have prepared a few shopping tips for the coming flowering season. However, you should only take our sowing dates as points of reference. On purchasing your seeds, observe the best time for sowing them in order to achieve a colourful festival of flowers in your garden over a long period of time. To do this, consider the sowing and location guidelines given by the seed traders on the seed packets. Those who wish to keep it simple and who have sufficient space in their garden will go for a meadow flower mixture. Many mixtures promise a flowering experience lasting over many months – without much planning or care involved.

To sow in February:

Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)
Garden lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus)
Ethiopian eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum)
Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Purple top vervain (Verbene bonariensis)

To sow in March:

English marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Garden amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus)
Garden violet (Viola odorata)
Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
Common snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Sundrops (Nemesia strumosa)

To sow in April:

Foxglove excelsior hybrids (Digitalis purpurea)
Mexican aster (Cosmos bipinnatus)
China aster (Callistephus chinensis)
Wavy-leaf sea lavender (Limonium sinnuatum)
Candytuft (Iberis umbellata)