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By petunia

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i HAVE JUST BOUGHT A PLASTIC GREENHOUSE FROM ALDI. I AM KEEN TO GROW SOME BEDDING PLANTS FROM SEED. WHAT TYPE DO YOU THINK I SHOULD START WITH. I LIVE IN LIVERPOOL BY THE COAST AND THE WEATHER IS QUITE MILD. I WOULD REALLY LIKE PLANTS THAT BRING BUTTERFLIES AS WELL AS COLOUR TO MY GARDEN. MY FAMILY ARE ALL EAGER TO SEE IF I CAN MANAGE THIS GREAT EVENT AND I DO SO WANT TO SUCCEED. I WILL PUT A PHOTO IN MY BLOG WHEN I GET THE GRENHOUSE ERECTED NEXT WEEK

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hello look forward to seeing your greenhouse as i may go for a plastic one ! i cant spare much room either!

22 Feb, 2009

 

Make sure its well anchored against the wind.....! My neighbour's blew into the next garden and damaged their caravan- which cost a 3 figure sum AND a long standing friendship!!!

22 Feb, 2009

 

I don't know what flowers attract butterflies but most summer bedding plants are colourful. Good luck with your new greenhouse.

22 Feb, 2009

 

Hi Petunia welcome 2 GOY as iv a Big Interest in Butterflies youl find a lot of Plants ect on this Web Page

www.gardencountry.com/pages/butterfly.html

hope this helps Best Wishes Jac

22 Feb, 2009

 

hi just had a look at the links below and great pics and names of plants for attracting butterflys and birds to your garden

22 Feb, 2009

 

Welcome Petunia, Can I just make a suggestion that at 1st you try with just a few different seeds. Dont bog yourself down trying to grow too many varieties, then you wont feel too much under pressure............

22 Feb, 2009

 

Yes, there are lots and lots of butterfly-friendly plants, including bedding plants! Googlr and see!

Oh no,Begoniafan, this must have been a real nightmare for you. Didn't your neighbours understand an accident, when it happens?

23 Feb, 2009

 

There are lots of butterfly friendly plants, Petunia. Try "daisy" shaped bedding plants such as Asters, Zinnia, marigolds, calendula, blanket flower and cosmos. The daisy shape makes it easy for the butterflies to land. You could also try verbena, snapdragons, phlox and stocks. All of them (with the possible exception of verbena which succcumb to damping off quite easily) are easy to grow from seed.

23 Feb, 2009

 

Hi Petunia,
By the way, Petunias are my favorite bedding plant. I use a lot of them to fill in bare spots in my perinial beds, and love to plant them in pots too.
You'll love the plastic greenhouse . I have had one for years. I put it on my porch and start all of my seeds in it. I tie it to the porch rails, and put a cheap 1 bulb flourescent light in the top with a grow light bulb. I also have a butterfly garden you can see it on one of my blogs at http://www.allgonetothebirds.blogspot.com They love the purple coneflowers and the phlox that grow in my favorite garden, I also have a birdbath for water and a butterfly house for them. I am going to improve on it this year and add feeders too. Good luck and happy growing.
birdlady from All Gone to the Birds

23 Feb, 2009

 

Hi i live on the north west coast & find alsorts grow here, but like some have said, watch the greenhouse does not blow away. Welcome to GOY.

23 Feb, 2009

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