Embleys Nurseries are renowned for both the quality and the variety of bedding plants they stock. Something for every garden whether it be compact and modern or rambling and well established.
- Sweet peas
- Busy Lizzie
These are just a few of the bedding plants we stock at our Preston Garden Centre.
As soon as the sunshine appears and the first cut of the lawn takes place, the thought of brightening up those borders and planters starts to occur.
Bedding Plants are a simple solution for any gardener either experienced or novice and most people are happy to put on those gloves and attempt to add some colour into their garden or patio areas.
However, more bedding plants are lost through careless planting than by pests or diseases. If you want to make sure that those beautiful vibrant bedding plants last throughout the summer months then the planting part of the process must be done properly.
At Embleys Nurseries most of the bedding plants we sell, are grown within our nurseries and we would like to give you some pointers to make sure that they remain as vivacious as when they left the garden centre ready to flower not too long after planting.
There are a couple of things that you should consider before you begin planting your bedding plants including the lack of moisture which may occur between the purchase and planting process.
In addition, as the young bedding plant contains a number of microscopic root hairs which are responsible for the uptake of water into the plant and you will certainly destroy some of this when removing the bedding plant from the pot or plant packs.
The bedding plants that you will purchase from Embleys Nurseries have been grown in a well controlled environment to ensure that they will look their best following their departure from the Garden Centre.
It is very difficult to replicate these conditions and therefore extra care should be taken when planting your bedding plants.
- Make sure that you water your bedding plants a few hours before you plant them out.
- Be as careful as you can when either removing them from their growing pots or bedding strips.
- To remove the bedding plants from the multi-plant boxes, lightly squeeze the pack underneath to release the bedding plant from the pack without damaging the root. Do not pull the plant from the top.
- Make sure that the ground area, planter or container where the new plant is going to be planted is moist but not soggy. Dig a hole the same depth of the bedding plant roots with a trowel.
- Use a fine compost to place around the roots, especially if the soil that you are placing the bedding plant in is lumpy or heavy clay and make sure that it is firmly in place.
- The best time to plant your new bedding plants is first thing in either morning, late afternoon or early evening to allow the plant to settle overnight.
- Once planted, add more water to help settle the soil in tight around the root area as well as helping the plant through initial stages of establishment.
- Water the plants in the morning and evening for the first few days avoiding the bright hot sun. This could cause scorch to leaves as the water droplets act as magnifying glasses on the leaves.
By following these simple steps you will ensure that your containers, pots and borders remain radiant throughout the summer months. At Embleys Nurseries we have a range of different plants for all gardens and patios and our team of staff can provide you with specialist advice on the appropriate bedding plants that are suitable.