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hom
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Hello,
I've acquired some bellis and wallfower seeds and haven't grown them before. I am just pricking them out and have hundreds of little seedlings! I want to give some away but only when they are good size plants and preferably not until next winter/spring.

My question is, is it best to just keep potting them on and leaving them in their pots somewhere in the garden, for the winter, or, should I keep them in my unheated greenhouse during that time?
I don't usually use my greenhouse in the winter and the only time I did, was when we had snow and the plants in question seemed to literally freeze in there. i.e. I seemed to make it worse for them! So not sure what to do...
Hope someone can help....thanks. Hom

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Masha B
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Both daisies (Bellis) and wallflowers are tough as old boots so will overwinter fine outside. If your seedlings are still quite small it may be worth growing them on for a bit in individual small pots or modules and plant out at the end of August or early September.

Masha

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hom
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Thanks Masha,
They are in individual modules at the moment and still quite small due to my late planting.
As I'm growing some for someone else and won't be delivering them until next year, would they be ok outside in individual pots until then? (I'll only be planting 'mine' in my garden). Thanks. Hom

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