The real heart-stopping, breathtaking beauty of a garden comes from that most easy-going of all the plant groups: the perennials, generous, free-flowering plants which die down each winter only to bubble up again from spring, peaking in midsummer with a fireworks display of flowers.
Tips choosing your perennial
Pack your garden in Trowbridge - Wiltshire with perennials from the huge selection in our garden centre and you'll have something in flower for every week of the year. Here are a few tips to help you choose:
- Visit the garden centre often as we have different perennials in stock according to the season. Choose whatever takes your fancy each month for really long-lasting display.
- Cut perennials back after flowering and they'll often give you a second flush of flowers. You'll find secateurs for the job in our garden centre.
- Plant the right plant in the right place: there are perennials for every spot in your garden, whether it's shady, sunny, dry or damp. Ask our garden centre staff for help if you're not sure which to choose.
- Plant in threes or fives for greatest impact: drifts or groups of the same plant really catch your eye and demand to be noticed.
Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire garden centre for more information and advice about growing perennials.
There are hundreds of perennials, coming in thousands of different shapes, sizes and colors. Here is a quick list of three popular varieties on the market today.
- Coreopsis (Tickseed): Coreopsis is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, it is rather drought tolerant. A very versatile, low maintenance perennial!
- Dicentra (Bleeding Heart): A perennial as unique as the shape of their blooms, this popular spring blooming plant is most at home in woodland settings. It likes rich, loose soil that is evenly moist but also well-drained. At planting time, add lots of compost, humus, or peat moss to the soil to enhance its water retention capabilities.
- Salvia: Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.
Find your perennial at Trowridge Garden Centre
Visit Trowbridge Garden Centre and find the perennials you are looking for! Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire garden centre for more information and advice about using perennials in your garden. We also offer a lot of other garden plants as annuals, shrubs, roses and more! You can find our location and opening hours at our contact page.