Plant Me Now Announce new Perennials Range for 2014
LONDON, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Online garden centre Plant Me Now [http://www.plantmenow.co.uk ] is delighted to
announce that their exclusive range of perennial plants – including brand new varieties -
will be available on their website to pre-order from 1st January 2014.
Plant Me Now’s perennial plants are over-wintered to create strong root systems and to
guarantee flowering in their first year. They’ll also be sent out when they’re the ideal
size for planting which means you won’t need to grow them on. There will be over 127
varieties to choose from and prices will range from GBP2-GBP6.
Whilst annual bedding plants give lots of colour, they’re at their best in their first
year. When it comes to filling your garden with vibrant colour year after year, perennial
plants are perfect. After dying down and lying dormant over winter, come springtime
they’ll be bursting into life again. Plant Me Now’s gardening consultant, Tim Milward,
shares his tips for getting the most from your perennial plants:
1. Spring is the ideal time to plant perennials. The soil will have started to warm up
and this gives the plants time to establish and lay down some roots before they’re ready
to flower in the summer.
2. Summer is when you’ll find the most varieties of perennials in full bloom. Mix
plants that flower in different months to keep your garden looking colourful for longer.
3. Safeguard tender varieties of perennials over the winter months by putting down
mulch. It’s important to make sure the ground has good drainage too – the most common
reason perennials fail is that ground gets boggy and cold which causes the dormant roots
4. Unlike shrubs, you don’t need to worry about pruning perennials. Simply make sure
that they don’t dry out while they’re getting themselves established and you’ll have
incredible flowers year after year.
5. If you have narrow flower beds, choose short perennials to go at the front and
taller ones at the back. If you’ve got a wide flowerbed, mix perennials that grow to
roughly the same height but with differing flowering times; this will give you season-long
6. Perennials can be planted straight into the ground, but if you want to move things
around they’ll work just as well in pots and containers on the patio. Some of the shorter
varieties can be used to add colour to hanging baskets in the summer, then planted into
the garden early autumn to die back and come up again next year.
7. Slugs are definitely perennial plants’ greatest enemy. Deter them by surrounding
plants with sand or coarse rock which slugs won’t cross. You can also use a saucer of beer
to attract the slugs as an alternative to wildlife-friendly slug pellets.
Whilst Plant Me Now’s perennials are busy being over-wintered, you can browse the
Plant Me Now range of winter bedding plants here
[http://www.plantmenow.co.uk/plants/bedding.aspx ]. From January 2014, the new range of
perennials will be available from here [http://www.plantmenow.co.uk/plants/perennials.aspx
If you would like to request sample plants to review for your blog or publication,
please contact Tim Milward at firstname.lastname@example.org
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