Maintain Your Summer Garden: Permanent Flowering Plants

Maintain Your Summer Garden: Permanent Flowering Plants

As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, it's time to transform your garden into a vibrant oasis of colours and fragrances. Summer is the season when your outdoor space truly comes alive, and what better way to enhance its beauty than with permanent flowering plants? In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of incorporating these stunning additions to your garden.

Why Choose Permanent Flowering Plants?

Unlike annual plants that require replanting every year, permanent flowering plants are a long-term investment for your garden. Once established, they provide year-round beauty and require less maintenance, making them an excellent choice for those who desire a lush and vibrant garden without constant upkeep. By carefully selecting permanent flowering plants, you can create a space that bursts with colour throughout the summer months and beyond.

Variety and Beauty at Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre

Located just outside Bristol, Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre is a haven for garden enthusiasts and nature lovers. With our extensive collection of permanent flowering plants, you'll find a wide range of options to suit your taste and garden's needs.

  • Roses: No summer garden is complete without the timeless beauty of roses. At Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre, you'll discover a splendid assortment of rose varieties, from classic English roses to vibrant climbers and fragrant hybrid teas. These permanent plants will reward you with their stunning blooms year after year.
  • Lavender: Bring a touch of tranquility to your garden with the enchanting fragrance of lavender. Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre offers an array of lavender plants, known for their aromatic leaves and vibrant purple flowers. These hardy perennials are not only visually pleasing but also attract beneficial pollinators, making them a true garden gem.
  • Geraniums: Known for their vibrant and abundant blooms, geraniums are a popular choice for summer gardens. Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre boasts an impressive selection of geraniums, including the delightful trailing varieties that beautifully cascade from hanging baskets or pots. With their extended flowering period, these plants will infuse your garden with a burst of colour throughout the summer months.
  • Delphiniums: If you're seeking tall, majestic blooms, look no further than delphiniums. These perennial plants showcase towering spikes adorned with delicate flowers in shades of blue, pink, and white. Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre offers a range of delphinium varieties, allowing you to add a touch of elegance and grandeur to your garden.

Maintenance Tips for Permanent Flowering Plants

While permanent flowering plants require less maintenance than annuals, a few simple steps can ensure they thrive in your garden:

  1. Adequate Watering: Water your plants regularly, especially during hot summer months. Ensure the soil is moist, but not waterlogged, to promote healthy growth.
  2. Fertilisation: Provide your plants with a balanced fertiliser during the growing season to supply essential nutrients. Follow the instructions on the packaging for optimal results.
  3. Pruning and Deadheading: Regularly remove spent flowers and prune your plants to encourage new growth and maintain their shape. This practice will also prolong the blooming period.
  4. Protection from Pests: Keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids and slugs. Utilize organic pest control methods or consult our experts at the garden centre for suitable solutions.

A vibrant garden - all summer long

By incorporating permanent flowering plants into your summer garden, you can create a vibrant and visually appealing space that requires less maintenance and provides year-round beauty. Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre offers a diverse selection of these plants, from classic roses to delightful