The right kind of ‘green’ in your garden
In your garden design, you will have outlined where the plants are to be placed. If you’re not the green-fingered type, then choosing the right kind of plants can seem the most difficult part of all. Fortunately, you still have your mood board to refer to, so take a look at it to see if you have chosen mostly green or blooming plants. To spend a relaxed summer with children in your garden, it’s best to avoid toxic plants such as holly and rhododendron.
If you have large planters, you can use them for small perennials or annuals. For those with more space for plants, then a planting plan can be a great reference point. Include details such as which plants should be placed in which parts of the garden, paying attention to the height, preferred placement, the colour and the blooming season. If you choose evergreen plants that bloom after each other, then you’ll get immense pleasure from your garden the whole year round.
Be sure to save the labels that are attached to the plants or pots, so you can better keep track of which plants need to be pruned and when.