Create colourful flowerbeds with our combo seed packs
Our new seed packet project is a great wa y for you to create colourful nooks and fabulous flowerbeds in your own back yard.
April is the ideal month to sow flower seeds. This way you will have a garden filled with glorious colour in late winter and spring. And thanks to Home’s seed packet project – which includes planting plans – this is easier than ever.
Home has joined forces with Kirchhoffs Seed to bring you three exciting combo-packs of flower seed. Choose from one of the options on the right – each combo-pack consists of six packets of seed.
Create the perfect border
• Select an area that gets about six hours of sunlight a day; the seedlings won’t thrive in too much shade and won’t flower well. • Prepare the soil properly. Carefully remove all stones and weeds and then dig over the soil well. Work plenty of compost about 20cm deep into the soil. Add a few handfuls of organic fertiliser such as BounceBack and work it into the top 5cm of soil. Rake the soil evenly before sowing. • Each combo-pack comes with a tailor-made plan that shows you where to sow the seed according to height. Follow this plan or sow the seed in a mixed fashion, but remember that a mixed sowing will not have as much impact. The same kind of flowers planted together create a striking display. • Water the seedbed well; use a fine-spray nozzle so the seed doesn’t get washed away. Keep the seedbed wet – test it with your finger, it should never dry out. Within a week or two, you’ll see the first signs of life in your flowerbed.