Planning your year

Choosing seeds and bulbs

By Bridgette Saunders

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Spend time on the winters evenings planning and looking through the seed and bulb catalogues – I love this job – it is great to make notes of the things you want to grow – what was successful last year and which specialist group of plants you may want to try your hand at growing.  For example, dahlias, chrysanthemums. See for a really comprehensive list of dahlias and chrysanthemums.

Get your orders for seeds in early to avoid the Christmas post and an to ensure your selections are available – see Chilterns seeds,, Nicky’s seeds, or  the Real Seed company, and The Garden House also has a great selection, see our website under shop,

This page was added by Melanie Matthews on 08/12/2011.