On the windowsill, March 2023

Yesterday I sorted out the various pots I’ll be using this year for the On the windowsill flowers I’m hoping to grow.

For the pot marigolds Flighty’s Favourites and Oopsy Daisy I’m using  5 in/12.5 cm pots, one plastic in a white china holder and the other terracotta.  As last year I’ll be digging up suitable plants on the plot, bringing them home and replanting.

The English Daisy seeds I’m sowing direct into these three 4 in/10 cm pots to see which grows , and looks, best.

I’m using black 6 in/15 cm pots for one of each dwarf sunflowers Bambino, a single flowering variety which I grew successfully last year, and Pacino’s Gold, which is multi-headed. I’ll be starting the seeds off in smaller pots then replanting once they’ve grown at least the first pair of true leaves.

I’ll be trying some candytuft Fairy Dwarf Mix in a 5 in/12.5 cm plastic pot and this patterned china holder, sowing the seeds direct.

The gazania Talent Red Shades has silvery coloured foliage so I think that they’ll look good in a 5 in/12.5 cm black plastic pot.


I plan to start sowing seeds this coming weekend, and hopefully there will be plenty of seedlings to show you in next month’s On the windowsill post.

Have a good weekend, and take care!


Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

14 thoughts on “On the windowsill, March 2023”

  1. Goodness! You’re growing a lot on the windowsill this year. That may be a smart idea with the weather so unpredictable. ‘English daisy’ – is that the same daisy that grows in English lawns?


  2. You are a week or so ahead of me Flighty. I have seeds ready but will start sowing after next weekend. I had some truly luscious mint for the lunchtime veggies 🙂 Happy weekend to you too 🙂


  3. Lovely, looking forward to seeing on the windowsill progress and the seeds on your plot. As usual l am behind you, in fact l only started weeding today! It’s just been so wet. Even today l was plagued by April showers( 2days early) between bouts of bright sunshine!


    1. Andy thanks, that’s good to know. I’m not surprised as it’s not been weeding weather for most of this month. It sure has. It was the same here, and today is even more dismal. xx


  4. Snap! I’ve planned to sow some seeds this weekend too, it’s exciting to start off another growing season. It sounds like your windowsills will be a riot of colour this year. Fingers crossed they all grow well.


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