How can you make sure you don't gaze away by all the different kinds of seeds in our garden centre in Trowbridge-Wiltshire. It's all too easy to get carried away when you see rack upon rack of tempting packets like those in our garden centre: you just want them all. Here's how to make those tough decisions, find our list below and follow these tips if you come seed-shopping at our garden centre.
Tips for seedy strategies
Sometimes, it's hard to make decisions, especially when it's about choices in the garden. At Trowbridge Garden Centre, we have all you need for a dazzling display in the garden, filled with colour and scent. But you can't sow all seeds in the garden. Therefore, we made a list of tips for seedy strategies. With this list, you protect yourself against the seed-hype.
Make a desert-island list of flowers, veg and herbs you wouldn't want to be without. This is your initial shopping list: at this stage, it'll probably be too long. Choose wisely, only the superb sorts must be sown in the garden. Other seeds can wait until next year, or make an excellent gift for friends or family-birthdays for example.
Draw up a plan of your garden to scale, sketching in the areas where you want to sow flowers or vegetables. This gives you a realistic idea of how much space you've got. Keep an eye on the high-growing plants, such as salvia, sunflowers, and marigolds. Think of planting the highest flower seeds at the back of the border, and the lower seeds in the front. If you need help with this, feel free to ask our staff at the garden centre for help.
Prune your shopping list to fit your plan. This involves some agonising choices – but think how you'd feel if those extra seeds went to waste. And there's always next year... We must think of the environment, the well-being of the seed and the space in the garden. Some seeds need much space to grow. If you sow many seeds on the same surface, some will lose the strength to grow strong.
Decide how much you need: a few annual cosmos scattered through your border won't require many seeds, but if you're planning a big bed of mixed varieties you'll need more. Check the packaging for the number of seeds you need to fill your border. Keep in mind that some seeds need more space than others. If you plant seeds too close to each other, this will stunt the growth.
Strengthen your willpower and armed with your list, come to the garden centre and fill your basket. Add plant labels, seed trays and seed compost, and you're ready to sow.
Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Trowbridge - Wiltshire for more information and advice about how to choose which seeds to sow.