Top 5 summer bedding plants
Begonias - are a huge family of plants that provide colour throughout the summer to the first frosts. They can tolerate partial shade, which is ideal for gardens where sunny areas are not in abundance.
Geraniums - are ideal for dry gardens and areas that don't receive much rainfall throughout summer. They’re also great for those who like to take a summer holiday, as they’re both heat and drought tolerant! Geraniums produce summer-long flower clusters on long stalks, and are well suited as patio plants.
Petunias - prefer to grow in full sun and bring masses of flowers to gardens each summer. Compact varieties are suited to beds and borders, while trailing varieties work really well in summer hanging baskets. They thrive in a fertile and moist, but well-draining soil.
Fuchsia - produces its iconic ballerina skirt-like flowers for months each summer. It grows well in full sun or partial shade, with shelter from strong winds to protect its delicate blooms. Fuchsias are perfect for hanging baskets and containers, but they are also ideal for informal bedding.
Nemesia - is a really fun addition to bedding, but it’s also suited very well to containers. It produces compact but upright stems with two-lipped flowers that are often bi-coloured, which is great for adding instant colour. Nemesia is well suited to an area that gets full sun, and performs best in well-drained soil.
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