Shopping for plants – how to choose the best plants for your garden…

Award-winning plant grower Rosy Hardy of @RosyHardyGardening shares her secrets on how to choose the best plants when you’re plant shopping in nurseries and garden centres.
00:00 Welcome
00:14 Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants nursery:
00:21 How to choose plants when shopping
00:37 Check the base of the plant!
01:48 Make a list or plan
02:00 Is your border sunny or shady?
02:25 Think about your theme or feel for that border
02:50 When is the plant going to flower and how long will it flower for?
03:17 Contrast flower shapes and foliage textures
03:50 Use ‘see-through’ plants
04:13 You don’t have to have all bigger plants at the back and smaller ones at the front
05:03 Think about how wide the plants will be when fully grown
05:35 Use annuals and biennials to fill gaps
06:08 How far apart should plants be planted? (easy tip)
07:09 Always ask the questions
07:42 Most plants will grow in pots
08:43 Plant into a pot just a little bigger than the plant’s rootball
09:45 Brilliant borders playlist:

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