Buy perennials? Discover the most beautiful varieties in this handy category. From lavender to hosta and from ornamental grass to peony. Discover our extensive range of perennials quickly!
- Achillea filipendulina Parkers VarietyAchillea filipendulina 'Parker's Variety'£4.50Out of stock
We supply perennials in pots and bare root perennials
Our Perennial plants are great value they come back every year and spread this means you get a return on your investment year after year!
Perennial plants don't need to be planted every year. Once established in a suitable spot, they will come back year after year - some for decades, increasing in size and in the number of blooms produced each year.
By carefully selecting plants with a variety of bloom times, your garden will change throughout the growing season and you'll always have flowers. Many perennials have attractive foliage adding visual interest even when they're not in flower in addition to a wide variety of flower colours and shapes.
Buying perennials as dormant bare-roots is the best way to add new specimens to your garden for a lot less money than plants bought in a state of full growth.
How to create a new border
Planting a New border can really improve your garden and is very interesting to have the opportunity to watch as it develops. It's Cheaper to buy smaller plants if you have the patience to wait and watch them grow. trees and Shrubs will cost more but take less maintenance. herbaceous Perennials may require more maintenance but return year after year. To have a successful border in your garden, involves some planning before planting.
You need to take into consideration how much sun and Shade does the area get, in winter as well in summer. If you plan to plant tall Varieties such as Delphiniums, you need to think about how exposed the area is. It is important to spend the time on Soil preparation. What is your Soil type, whether the Soil is acid or alkaline. Adding organic matter (such as well-rotted manure, leaf mould or compost), will improve the nutrients. Dig deeply with a fork rather than a spade to loosen up the top Soil.
Does the drainage need improving in your garden. If so it can be done by incorporating grit or sand into the Soil. If drainage is big problem, it maybe better for you to make a raised bed.
Make sure you do not create too narrow of a border - a wide space will be easier to maintain and look a lot better. You do not want your plants to be restricted in any way. Begin by digging over the ground thoroughly and remove all weeds and large stones. Plan the planting before you start digging by placing the plants on top of the border. Spread them out and imagine them as mature plants. Keeping in mind the flowering month, how tall they grow and what they will look like in winter (if they are deciduous). You will need to plant the taller Varieties at the back of the border and smaller types to the front. You can have a succession of flowers in summer, if planned carefully.
If you can, work out the correct distances to leave between the long-term specimens and then later fill the gaps with bulbs. Planting depth can be important with some plants, for example plant peonies too deep and they will take years to come into flower and planting clematis too shallow (the lower stem should be buried) and they are susceptible to clematis wilt. For best results, soak your plants before planting for a few minutes and when the bubbles cease, remove and allow the excess water to drain off.
Dig the holes for each plant. If you are planting larger trees and Shrubs, you will need to make the planting hole twice as wide and deep as the pot its already in. Remove Other plants from their pots. If the plant roots are too dense and tight, gently loosen them so that they can adapt to your garden as quickly as possible.
When you have finished planting water them in well by soaking the Soil thoroughly. Finish off by adding anOther layer of organic matter to help to discourage weeds and retain some moisture.