Category Archives for Bedding Plants

Hardy Border Plants

one of the glories of British gardens in summer is the astonishing array of hardy border plants we can grow. Most of them are herbaceous, dying down each winter and springing up with renewed vigour the following season. It was … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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Annuals, Biennials and Perennials for Your Garden Beds and Borders

Perennials Perennials are plants which die to ground level every winter, and shoot again in the spring. Each year they grow wider and produce a greater and greater quantity of bloom. Their main uses are in herbaceous and mixed borders. … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Regal and Zonal Pelargoniums

A Blooming Long Life For generations, these bedding geraniums, which are really ‘zonal’ pelargoniums, have been among the brightest of summer flowers and the most continuous in display (rivalled only by the scarlet salvias), but they are not the only … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Successional Planting for Constant Garden Colour

BLOOM AND BLOOM AGAIN If you only have a small space to cultivate, you can make the ground work extra hard. It can be made to produce more than one crop of flowers each year either by successional planting, which … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Colours of Summer: Growing Annuals and Biennials

Colours of Summer: Growing Annuals and Biennials Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle within one year and then die, leaving seed behind to germinate the following spring and continue the cycle. That is the strict definition but gardeners … Continue reading

05. April 2011 by admin
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Flowering Borders

Whereas the majority of the flowering shrubs appear at their best in late spring, our flower borders reach a later climax in July and we can, with a bit of organization, extend this season at both ends. June flowers must … Continue reading

04. April 2011 by admin
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Buying Plants – Essential Plant Buying Guide

Buying the Best Plants When you start gardening and you choose quite young, vigorous but healthy plants, then you will soon get great results and be on your way to success in the garden. Knowing how to select the best … Continue reading

22. November 2010 by admin
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Spring Bedding Plants for Your Flowering Borders

Spring-Flowering Bedding Plants The following list of spring bedding plants will brighten up your flower borders from the off.  Be prepared – either propagating them yourself in your greenhouse or from the nursery.   Brompton Stocks These do not always … Continue reading

16. September 2010 by admin
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Summer-Flowering Bedding Plants

Summer-Flowering Bedding Plants Ageratum This is used as an edging plant but is not so popular as either alyssum or lobelia. The chief varieties are Dwarf Blue, which is 9 ins. high and should be spaced at 8 ins., and … Continue reading

15. September 2010 by admin
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