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Easter gardens, bursting with colour


Easter is just around the corner, and whether you plan to celebrate it with an outdoor Easter egg hunt for the kids, or you’re looking forward to enjoying the long bank holiday weekend relaxing in the spring sunshine, now is the time to get your garden in shape.

The temperature is thankfully starting to rise so you can finally start to add a burst of colour to your outside space by planting out a variety of bedding plants in pots and containers and dotting them about your patio and doorsteps. Keep it simple by opting for just one colour, or create a riot of colour by mixing, matching and contrasting.

Whatever your preference, here are our top three bedding plants to add a splash of seasonal colour to your garden this Easter.

  • Senetti: This fabulous plant boasts large, daisy-like flowers so it’s perfect for creating a big impact, plus it’s available in a wide range of vibrant colours.

  • Ranunculus: This plant comes in a great selection of colours – from bold, cheerful shades to soft, muted, romantic tones – with gorgeous tissue paper-like blooms for an eye-catching effect.

  • Primrose: Take your pick from singles with pretty bi-colours and white edges, or stunning doubles with frilly petals – we grow many different colours and types of primroses here at Pentland Plants.

Each of these plants is homegrown right here at the Pentland Plants Nursery – the largest bedding plant nursery in Scotland. Whichever you choose, you can be confident it’s been grown and cared for to the highest standards. To help them last that little bit longer we asked Susie, one of our Garden Centre Supervisors, for her top tips for caring for your new additions to the garden. Here is what she advises…

Caring for your Spring bedding plants

  1. Ensure your pot has drainage holes in the bottom as otherwise the plants will rot if they’re left standing in water.
  2. Place pieces of broken pot over the drainage holes to prevent them from getting blocked up with silt.
  3. Next, fill up the pots with good quality compost.
  4. Remember to water them regularly, particularly as the weather starts to warm up.
  5. Keep on top of deadheading to ensure they flower again.

To make things a little easier, we can plant up your pots and containers for you – just ask any member of the team about our instore personalised planting service.  Or keep an eye on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages for more great ways to add a burst of colour to your garden this Easter and beyond.

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