Dr Green Fingers: What is The Latest You Can Plant Perennials?

by Vicky Hurst
perennial plants in bloom in a garden

Why Now is The Perfect Time To Plant Perennial Plants

Technically, you can plant perennials any time your soil is workable. Practically, the best times to plant perennials are spring or fall. These seasons allow plants to get settled and grow new roots before summer's hot, dry weather arrives. Planting in summer is great, but you'll need to water frequently. As gardeners, we are always at the mercy of the weather. But the weather can also be our greatest ally! With the Met Office recently forecasting a month of rain followed by a two-month heatwave, now is the perfect time to invest or even re-invest in perennial and even late bedding plants to exploit that explosion of colour for your garden.

This is the last great opportunity to get your garden ready for the rest of the summer. 

The Power of Perennials

Perennial plants are the stalwarts of the garden. They live for more than two years and are known for their ability to survive harsh weather conditions and come back year after year. They are an important part of the ecosystem, providing food and shelter for wildlife, and helping to prevent erosion.

Geum Totally Tangerine

Perennials are often used in gardens and landscaping for their colourful flowers, foliage, and texture. They are popular among gardeners for their low maintenance and long-lasting beauty. Some examples of popular perennial plants include Rudbeckia fulgida GoldstrumSenecio Angel Wings, hostas and rudbeckias.

Rudbeckia fulgida Goldstrum

At Plants by Post, we have a range of carefully selected perennial plants, currently all UK grown and in peat-free compost. The plants will arrive in fully recyclable pots, ready to be planted in your garden. Plants by Post are currently running a sale for a short period of time, with £5 off on all our Perennial Plants. To take advantage of this fantastic offer visit our website now. Happy Planting!

Bedding Plants for a Burst of Colour

For those looking to make a real statement in their garden, bedding plants are the way to go. Whether you're after a mix of plants and colours or a sea of one, buying bedding plants can be a time-consuming task. But our packs of bedding plants can help you fill any area nicely and save you time this late into the season.

If you've got a large planter or bed missing some colour, pack bedding is the best option for you! We've hand-selected the best and brightest options for bedding plants and put them together in a multibuy pack. The more you buy, the more you save!

African Marigold pack bedding plants

Check out our range of pack bedding plants and take advantage of free UK delivery on all orders over £60.

Why Plant Now?

The continuing and upcoming rain provides the perfect conditions for planting. Rainwater is a natural, unchlorinated source of water that plants love. It helps to compact the soil around the roots, ensuring they have good contact with the soil and can start to grow immediately.

Following the rain, the predicted heatwave will give your plants a growth spurt. The combination of warm temperatures and plenty of water will help your plants establish quickly and start to flower. Your garden will look amazing.

So why wait? Now is the perfect time to invest or reinvest in perennial and bedding plants for your garden. Not only will you be adding colour and interest to your garden, but you'll also be providing a habitat for wildlife, especially bees and birds and contributing to the health of your local environment.

perennials plants in flower in a garden

Don't miss out on this perfect planting opportunity. Remember code - Perennial20 to get a 20% discount on our range of Perennial plantsShop bedding plants today and get 10% for subscribing and make your garden blooming for the summer.


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