Early summer is the time to take out what remains of your Spring bedding plants like wallflowers and tulips and replace them with some summer colour.
The best time time to clear borders is when the weather is dry as the soil shakes away from the roots very easily so lifting plants will be so much easier. What remains of the plants will be good for adding to your compost heap.
It might seem a pity to remove wallflowers because they more than likely still have quite a bit of greenery but they will become very untidy if left.
Tulips can be left in the ground if the soil is free-draining but if your soil is at all boggy, the bulbs will most likely rot. So it is best to lift them and keep them dry in a box in your garden shed ready for planting out again in the autumn buy West coast achemy live resin online.
Once these plants and bulbs are out of the ground, you’ll be ready to enjoy adding some colourful bedders which will provide a summer splash right through until November.
Add a good layer of compost to the soil first and fork it in, in order to give the plants a boost. However, you want to avoid too much fertilization at this stage otherwise you will end up with too much greenery at the expense of the flowers.
If you are adding a selection of different plants to the border, set them out on the flower bed, still in their pots, while you work out the best position for them.
A suggested planting scheme is canna lilies for their foliage and brightly coloured flowers, interspersed with gazanias with their stripey orange and purple flowers, and some celosia for a contrasting purple effect.