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Wallflowers provide flowers throughout the spring and summer, perfect for adding an array of colour to your garden beds, borders, or containers. Their flexibility makes it easy to grow them wherever you have space available. What’s more, you can grow them as annuals, biennials (those which grow during the first year and subsequently flower during the second year), or as perennials. Wallflowers can be those quintessential bedding plants overrun with flowers in spring-like Erysimum Cheiri,…

Wallflowers are a fairly easy plant to grow from seed and doing so can be particularly rewarding, with plants reaching heights up to 70cm and flowering through spring, summer, and sometimes even autumn. Sowing wallflower seeds With wallflowers, you can sow your seeds directly into the ground or you can choose to grow them in a seed tray indoors, before transplanting them down the line. Top-selling wallflower seeds When to sow wallflower seeds If you…

Delphiniums are a wonderful addition to any garden, standing out like blazing fireworks with their vigorous climbing and colour. They make for a wonderful contribution to any garden without feeling too dense. But how can you grow, plant, and care for them? Planting and growing a stunning display of delphiniums Well, it starts with good soil. Delphiniums need well-draining soil. They also need a lot of food. This means you should add things like grit…

There are 3 ways you can propagate alpines successfully. The three methods used are incredibly similar to the method you would use for most other plants whether taking cutting or sowing seed. They include: Sowing seeds: the process which removes seeds from alpines and cultivates new alpines from them. You can also buy rockery plant seeds from local garden centres and online.Dividing established plants: the process of lifting and dividing an existing plant is probably…

Alpine Rockery plants originate from high altitude climates, above the treeline where they have access to ample sun, but also a lot of exposure to cold, winter weather. That is why they do so well in UK rockery gardens and tolerate the winter conditions but they do need well-drained soil with plenty of grit mixed in. If you plan to grow and care for alpine rockery plants though, you still need to enforce some measures…

If you are looking to create and build an alpine rockery garden, it’s all about getting the right rocks and stones to offset the alpines to your advantage and most importantly having well-drained soil which sometimes means adding plenty of horticultural grit into the soil the improve drainage. You can use a rock garden to give sun-loving plants access to the bright sun, with shade-tolerant plants nestled in a corner where sun doesn’t reach as…

Alpines are quite popular plants especially for rockeries in the UK because of their ability to cope with cold winters. They might be able to face cold temperatures, but the one thing they hate is standing in wet soil. So, like so many other plants, you want to ensure your rockery has good drainage in order to help them thrive. One tip is to grow them in containers that you place in the ground so…