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We have growing hints on how to make the most of your bedding plants
and ideas for planting out displays of bedding plants. There are many
traditional bedding plants which we think should be grown in your gardens
for good reason! They offer great colours, plenty of flowers and a long
Bedding plants come in two main types: Those that flower in winter
and those that flower in summer.
The ones you buy in winter are ones that will flower in summer and
the ones you buy at the end of summer are the ones you will have flowering
in your garden in winter.
This was in Newton Heath a few years ago - we stopped and took a photo
of it! An impressive airplane!
Usually the earlier you buy bedding plant, the smaller they are and
the more care and attention they need. They are however much cheaper
to buy as smaller plug plants and you will find that once you get in
to the routine of looking after them they are easy and it doesn't take
much time. If you're on a budget or have plenty of space for growing
on plants you will enjoy caring for the little plug plants.
If you don't have much room then go for bigger plants. The biggest
size is garden ready plants that can be planted out straight away into
the garden. These are ideal if you don't have green fingers but want
to have colour in your garden.
What is a bedding plant?
A bedding plant is a plant that is used in garden flower beds to provide
colour. They are usually annuals and as such only used for one season.
Summer bedding plants may well be half hardy annuals which mean they
are frost sensitive which means they can only be planted out after the
frosts have gone.
Bedding plants can be used in hanging baskets, tubs, boxes, garden
beds and borders, along the edge of paths, on the allotment and in flower
pots in your conservatory!
A display of bedding plants can quite cheaply fill your garden with
colour. The plants are picked for their ease of care, colour and persistence
You can use them for narrow beds, or be more creative with your colour
choices and create patterns and even images in your garden. They were
historically used for displays by local councils in parks, on roundabouts
and other locations. They are to a lesser extent these days due to the
labour costs involved, but many councils still keep some areas of parks
filled with colourful bedding plant displays.
It is easy to use them to be bold and creative. They make good fillers
in borders where you have perennial plants too to bring a splash of
|When are plants available?
|Seeds are usually available most of the year but generally need
sowing from December onwards.
|Small plug plants are available for dispatch from the end of March
|Bigger plug plants are available from April through to May
|Biggest garden ready plug plants are available from May.
|Some specialist mixtures (eg: patchwork which is separately marked
colours within your order) are available by special pre-order for
which the deadline is usually the end of December. This is because
the plants must be grown specially for you and they are more labour
intensive marking out the colours and ensuring your trays of plants
have the right mix.
One simple pot can be stuffed full of colour!
Send us your photos of beautiful pots of bedding plants and any hints!
|News alert - earl 2012 news - impatiens busy lizzie downey
Mildew has wiped out huge number of impatiens - so possible
for there to be none this year. A shocker for the best selling
bedding plants - It's estimated that B&Q and Homebase usually
sell about 35 million busy lizzies a year!
Luckily there are plenty more varieties of plants available