Types of Plants – Bedding Plants

Bedding Plants are usually used to fill gaps in the borders for a temporary affect. Once flowering is complete they can be disposed of on the compost heap. They mainly consist of Half Hardy Annuals.

Care: Buy plants during early Summer once all risk of frost has passed. Clear the ground of all weeds and keep the plants well watered. Add plenty of well-rotted organic matter when planting and stake tall plants. It is important that the soil is not too rich or it will encourage leafy growth instead of lots of flowers.

Deadheading regularly throughout the growing season will encourage more flowers although you may want to leave some flowers to allow them self-seed around the garden and save you some work.

In autumn once the plants begin to die down pull them up and put on the compost heap.