July is where we hope to see summer get into full swing. It's a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden in full bloom and colour.
It's not too late to fill your garden with summer bedding, especially as a whole load of NEW stunning flowers have just arrived in our shrub area, and are on offer at 3 for £10! (usually £3.99 each)
Let's have a look at the positively blooming selection we have:
Dahlia - A popular bedding plant that produces masses of attractive double flowers in a wide range of bright colours. These like a sunny spot in your garden in well-drained soil. Remove faded flowers regularly, taking care not to remove the flower buds.
Impatiens - Vivid, colourful flowers and robust mounded habit make weather tolerant impatiens a fantastic choice for bedding, containers and hanging baskets. These flowers are unaffected by downy mildew and can be planted in either sun or shade as well as the soil is well-drained, moderately fertile and moist. Little maintenance is require for these plants however if in a container, this will require regular watering and fortnightly liquid feed is beneficial.
Dianthus - A hardy garden carnation which produces masses of extremely large flowers with a delicate scent. Ideal for planting in borders or containers, these flowers require any fertile soil in full sun. Remember to water them well throughout the flowering season.
Nemesia - An award-winning selection offering high fragrance and an abundance of summer blooms. These flowers are noted for their unusual two-tone colours. Position these in either full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. If planting in a container, use a good multi-purpose compost. Remove any spent flowers to keep up appearances and remember to water regularly.
Osteospermum - These beauties bloom continuously through the season and are ideal for container or small pots. Choose a sunny spot to position them in and plant in well-drained soil. Remove faded flowers regularly, taking care not to remove the flower buds.
Gazania - A stunning, large flower which comes in a range of hot colours. Neat compact habit and seaside tolerant. Ideal for all forms of patio containers and hanging baskets in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. These will benefit from a weekly feed after the first flowers have developed.
Coreopsis - Daisy-like flowers, producing outstanding Summer colour in the garden, above bushy, leafy-stemmed clumps of bright green, narrow foliage. Position these in borders in sun and plant in well-drained soil. Water well before planting and until established then trim them after flowering.
NB: These photos were taken at Pugh's Garden Village Radyr, however this promotion is also running at Pugh's Garden Village Wenvoe.
If you need advice on what would be suitable in your garden, don't be shy to ask our shrubs team - they've got extensive horticultural knowledge and are more than happy to help!