Summer Colour Ideas

Story: Summer Colour Ideas
Episode: 11
Presenter: Nigel Ruck
Air Date: 31st October 2020

Nigel chats to Jack from Flower Power to find some colourful gardening inspiration for summer.

  • Bedding Petunias are great for a splash of colour in the garden.
  • African Daisies are quite popular and come in an assortment of colours.
  • They’re hardy plants and with regular feeding and watering, they’ll go on through summer.
  • Federation daisies have similar flowers to African Daisies and are just as tough.
  • There are a lot of new cultivars coming through like The Queen Lavender, which is a short and compact variety.
  • The Queen Lavender is not as strong in colour as French Lavender, being more of a pale purple.
  • Mandevilla often gets confused with Dipladenia. Mandevilla is a climber, while Dipladenia is a shrub.
  • Mandevilla generally comes in 3 colours: red, pink and white. Red is the most popular. 
  • They will flower all year round if you keep them in a full sun position with free-draining soil.