Planting Summer Perennials in London Gardens – Local Plant Delivery Service

If you want your garden borders to look full of drifts of colours this summer. Now is the time to get planting. The warmth of April has warmed the ground and the recent rainy days have been much needed to release the nutrients in the soil. 

There is no better time to get planting to achieve those big splashes of colour that you get from garden perennials. With some simple choices and low cost, your London garden, however small, can look as good as any English garden around. 

Philip Dundas

Perennials are plants that return every year, bringing much needed shapes and colours to our gardens.

Planting Summer Perennials in London Gardens - Local Plant Delivery Service

They are not the same as bedding plants most of which die off at the end of the year when the cold returns. Bedding plants do have bright colours and flowers but are small with low growth and tend to be less hardy as they are grown under glass. They are lovely for pots & containers, window boxes and hanging baskets. 

Garden perennials are investments for the future, because they fill your garden with their colours and foliage, interesting shapes and different heights. So with careful planting you can have a fabulous display. In the late autumn you cut them back, and they become dormant for the winter, ready to return as the spring sunshine warms the ground and the rain activates the nutrients in the ground.

Of course many people use garden perennials in pots & containers, window boxes and balcony planters too. You might mix them with evergreen plants, winter flowering plants or bulbs so that at some point you have a great display in your container garden too.

A word about colour.

Planting Summer Perennials in London Gardens - Local Plant Delivery Service

It’s true that bedding plants can have some pretty strong acidic colours best to be avoided but perennial garden plants are different. I often have clients say to me that they don’t like this or that colour. Rather naughtily I usually ignore them because planted in the right combinations, all garden perennial colours have their place. Yellows and oranges bring sunlight and warmth to a border, purples and pinks add bright, elegant notes and greens and whites add a gentle soft billowy texture to your planting design. And the truth is when their borders are in their full glory and looking their best, my clients always seem to forget what they’d said about colours. 

We are offering 2 Garden Packages of 10 and 20 plants.

These are hardy British grown perennials from a grower in Essex. They have been grown on and are now ready to be planted in your garden. If you have a big border to fill and you want that wow effect just increase the number of packages in your order. At £8.00 per plant, these are incredibly good value compared to anything you will buy online and because we are a small business and offer a limited local service, we can deliver them to you within a few days.

Your plants will come in 2-3 litre pots and should be planted as soon as possible in well prepared soil. You should think about the height of plants in your planting design, so that you don’t have the tallest at the front. You also want to consider the effect you want. One plant won’t give you a huge overall effect in year one, so planting two or more together will start to give you the effect of those drifts of blue or purple or white gently nodding in the summer breeze.

Planting Summer Perennials in London Gardens - Local Plant Delivery Service

The Garden Border Package (24 Plants)

Astrantia Shaggy, med height, striking white or purple flowers, stalwart for the middle of a border to give real character.

Cerastium Tomentosum, low height, vigorous grower with white flowers and silver foliage round the edge of the border or a path.

Salvia Cherry Red, tall with delicate flowers perfect for the middle of back of a border or even on a corner, alongside a path where you will brush against the fragrant leaves.

Hypericum urulum, a low version of it’s taller shrub cousin, delicate sunny flowers creeping among the borders, often used in rockeries or on a slope for ground cover.

Geranium Rozanne, low prolific ground cover with flowers in pink, happy in most conditions and quick spreader.

Heuchera Obsidian, large leaf, tiny stem flowers brings solid blocks of purple black to a border low down at the front.

Penstemon Electric Blue, tall, prolific plant with long stalks and beautiful trumpet like flowers

Alchillea Cassis, medium, vigorous, feathery plant with large solid heads of colour

Gaura Karalee White, medium, a feathery prairie plant with white flowers

Artemesia Powis Castle, medium bushy plant perfect for a border filler with its striking green silvery foliage. It has small yellow flowers which you hardly see!

Perovskia Blue Steel, tall, dramatic back of the border performer with long stalks of dramatic blue flowers.

Verbena bonariensis, tall and a great companion at the back of the border with the other tall plants, stands elegant with long leaves and pops of purple

Amthemis E Buxton, medium to low vigorous plant which likes growing in clumps and has solitary yellow lemon and white daisy flowers.

Salvia Amistad is a different variety of salvia with larger leaves and a different habit of pendulous blue flower stands.

Lamium White Nancy, low creeping silvery green leaves with white flowers, a vigorous spreader in most settings.

Euphorbia Black Pearl a medium compact, evergreen plant a must for a border with upright, leafy stems vibrant grey-green leaves and f tiny, yellow flowers

Anthemis Sancti Johannis medium to low, an unforgettable name for chamomile is a bushy, clump-forming, plant for the front of the border with white leaves and yellow-orange flowers

Coreopsis Grand E Sunrise a medium late performer bringing joyful warm fiery tones to the border.

Tellima Grandiflora tall plant for the end or back of a border, tall spikes of bell-shaped, green-white flowers, which become pink with age, ideal for using as groundcover in a moist, shady shrub border or woodland garden.

Teucrium lucidrys is a drought-resistant, low-growing bushy shrub clothed in dark green crinkly edged, glossy leaves with short spires of small pink flowers.

The Small or Container Garden (12 Plants)

Astrantia Shaggy, med height, striking white or purple flowers, stalwart for the middle of a border to give real character.

Coreopsis Grand E Sunrise – medium late performer bringing joyful warm fiery tones to the border.

Anthemis Sancti Johannis – medium to low, an unforgettable name for chamomile is a bushy, clump-forming, plant for the front of the border with white leaves and yellow-orange flowers

Salvia Amistad – a different variety of salvia with larger leaves and a different habit of pendulous blue flower stands.

Lamium White Nancy, low creeping silvery green leaves with white flowers, a vigorous spreader in most settings.

Alchillea Cassis, medium, vigorous, feathery plant with large solid heads of colour

Gaura Karalee White, medium, a feathery prairie plant with white flowers

Hypericum urulum, a low version of it’s taller shrub cousin, delicate sunny flowers creeping among the borders, often used in rockeries or on a slope for ground cover.

Geranium Roxanne, low prolific ground cover with flowers in pink, happy in most conditions and quick spreader.

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