i have an empty garden that needs filling cheaply. I have started collecting seeds from plants I see in the park (that's not stealing is it?) but could do with some inspiration. I remember there was a gardeners world flower garden that alan/monty grew from seed but can't find it on line. Any ideas of books or websites t hat could help? I like English cottage garden plants, so hopefully all easy to germinate... Thanks in advance
The garden is south facing so not much shade, and the soil is free-draining London dirt soil. I imagine it should be quite easy to grow poppies, cornflowers, nigella etc as they self seed wildly in my current garden with similar soil. I have 'deadheaded' two types of coneflower and a hollyhock which I hope will grow easily too - are there any other (non-poisonous) flowers I can grow from seed?
Don't think you'd have much luck sowing direct (otherwise I would have more seedlings in the garden!), but quite easy with a small propogator kit on the window sill. Sooooo much cheaper than buying seedlings!!! Echinacea looks so much better in mass plantings and it would cost a lot to do that.