Adding perennials to your garden enables you to create stunning shows throughout the seasons. There is an almost endless supply of form, and colour to choose from, and one for almost every situation.

It is beat to plant your perennials in autumn and spring to give them time to settle in to the garden before the extremes of summer and winter. Water them in well, and keep the water up to them until they establish. As they settle in, they will become less needy and you can just relax and enjoy them.

Clematis Jackmanii Hybrids

Jackmanii Clematis will bring a dazzling display to your garden. You can use them to make a statement in beds or pots. These easy care climbers grow best with their roots in the shade and their 'heads' in the sun. If you are nervous to grow Clematis for the first time, don’t be. They come with simple to follow instructions, and they grow well wherever roses do.

Delphinium Highlander Series

Penstemons

Marguerite Daisies

Marguerite Daisies are garden classics. They flower and flower and flower and flower and flower! In fact they are in flower nearly all year, especially in warmer climes. They are useful for adding low maintenance colour in sunny spots.

Marguerite Daisies form neat mounds of fine, evergreen foliage. The main flush of flowers is spring and summer with spot flowering the rest of the year. The blooms are perfect for picking and will easily last a week or two in a vase.

African Daisies

These vigorous, well branched cultivars of African Daisies grow to form a rounded sub shrub with flowers from spring to autumn. Their compact habit lends well in pots and sunny borders, providing a nice pop of reliable colour where you need it.

African Daisies have been around the traps for time eternal, but the older varieties have been far surpassed by these new varieties. They have been bred for more flowers and vigour and they don’t disappoint. They are perfect for filling sunny spots.

Hellebore Winter Roses

In the midst of winter, the timeless beauty of the Hellebore or Winter Rose comes into its own. With the gorgeous flowers in an amazing array of colours from opalescent white to rich burgundy, they are sure to brighten the dull days of winter.

These Winter Roses hold their flowers for many weeks, and with their lush foliage they make a winning combination in any shady spot. Plant your Hellebore Winter Roses beneath deciduous trees for a picture-perfect effect.

Verbascums

Verbascum are a real garden showpiece. The show doesn't end there though, the blooms are followed by handsome seed pods that mature to a handsome red black shade. The blooms can be picked for indoor display.

Fuchsias

Fuchsias are like pretty dancers in fancy skirts that sway in the breeze. The flowers open freely for a long period over the lush green leaves. They are fantastic potted or garden plants. These varieties are some of the best.

Aquilegia

Aquilegias are totally charming. Their soft foliage and beguiling blooms lend perfectly to cottage garden styling. They will even grow in containers so you can move them where you need a pop of colour. Their delicate beauty belies their tough nature, Aquilegia are surprisingly easy care.

Aquilegia are the perfect complement to spring flowering bulbs. The soft, fern like foliage of Aquilegias grows into its full, fabulous self just as that of the spring flowering bulbs begins to fade.

Nemesias

Flowers galore! Spectacular, long lasting lightly scented flowers on low growing bushy plants. Nemesia flowers look a bit like Snap Dragons but they last a whole lot longer.

Cut Nemesia back after the first flush of flowers, add some fertiliser and you will be rewarded with a second burst of blooms.

Grow Nemesia in compost rich, well drained soil. Grow in a full sun to semi shade position. Fertilise annually in spring and autumn to get the maximum amount of blooms.

Nemesia grow 30-40cm tall and 30cm wide.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves are cottage garden stalwarts. They bloom magnificently late in the season, bringing height and colour to your beds. Foxgloves, or Digitalis look best grouped toward the middle or back of a bed, where their upright stems of blossoms add stunning colour.

Other perennials

Perennials are those fabulous plants you see and just fall in love with. Perennials add colour, structure and form to your garden beds.

There are a range of perennials on offer from evergreen (year round interest), semi evergreen (will remain evergreen in warmer climates, though don’t grow much through winter) and herbaceous (have a rest period during the year, usually winter where they die down to just a crown in dormancy before remerging in spring). Each type has major advantages in your garden beds. They are easy to use and each comes with detailed, easy to apply growing instructions.