In this week's episode of That's Gardening - which is brought to you in association with Paraic Horkan - we outline how you can create colour in your garden during the summer, especially for family occasions.
Our resident horticultural recommends the following which you can plant now; they will flower right through until late summer/autumn/winter;
- Paris Daisy - flowers from early summer until mid-winter and is easy to grow;
- Fuchias - flowers from early summer, good in seaside conditions and will tolerate shade and full sun;
- Dahlias - flowers right through until the end of summer, perfect in pots and containers and are easy to grow.
Others for your window sills or patios
- Begonias Bonfire - comes into flower in early summer and does so until autumn/often into winter;
- Senetti -available in a range of colours and simple to grow;
- Gerberas - flowers until early autumn;
- Euryops - ideal for "a real splash of colour" and fill gaps in shrub borders and beds or patio box.
"To keep your plants blooming right through the summer and into the autumn, deadhead the old flowers every couple of weeks."
"Water regularly and when watering, every two weeks, add the Osmo universal fertiliser."
"If you want some stunning colour in your garden, now is the time to start planting," he concluded.
Video produced and edited by TF Media