Thursday, April 26, 2018

05 May

Beautiful Summer Pots!

Add new colours and dimensions to your garden this year with stunning summer pot plants. Pot plants can add colour to any garden and help to make the most out of a small space. Keeping the same displays year after year can become dull so try something new this summer! Below we have three brilliant alternatives to your normal flower beds – let us know what you think by commenting below!

Edible Pots…

Want to start growing your own veg but don’t have the space? Create an edible pot display with our vegetable plants (click here). Whether you want to grow stunning herbs to add to your home-cooked meals or our delicious tomatoes theres something for everyone. You can place these stunning (and delicious) pots on your patio, balcony or outside your door – enjoy!

Colourful Combinations…

Colour combinations can make the most out of your garden, pastel shades will make your garden look larger while bold, bright shades will add interest and encourage wildlife.

Create a fiery pot display this summer of orange, yellow and red – these stunning colours will attract plenty of bees and butterflies this summer. Try a mix of our stunning yellow Marigold Melody, Rudbekia Toto Mix, Coreopsis, bold red Geranium Fire Queen, Salvia Desert Fire, Papaver Pizzicato, Busy Lizzie Deluxe and gorgeous orange Gazania Firecracker, Begonia Amber Delight and Gaillardia Goblin.

A pastel pot display can brighten up a shady area. Colour co-ordination at it’s best. Pastel colours have a relaxing and calming affect on gardens that can seem cluttered or too ‘busy’ with other colours. For pinks – Garden Scented Pinks Collection or Begonia Destiny Pink. For blues – Petunia Montage or Salvia Seascape. For lilacs – Alyssum Dilly Dilly or Impatiens Blue Symphony.

Trailing Plants…

Trailing plants will bring a whole new dimension to your garden this summer. We have a brilliant range of trailing plants perfect for your containers. Try our Pansy Cascadia, Begonia Sparkle, Lobelia Royal Blue or for something a little more unusual, stunning Fuchsias.   

Keep your pot plants flourishing all summer…

1. Water little and often – Watering regularly throughout the summer should keep them healthy.

2. Don’t forget to deadhead – Deadheading is a vital part of plant care. To keep your flowers in bloom remove any dead or fading flowers before they run to seed.

3. Feed your plants the right food – If you use a standard potting compost you can expect your plants to be fed for up to six weeks. After this period begin a regular liquid feeding regime or for bumper flowers and fruit, apply a potash feed.


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