Visions with Mel

Story Title: Visions with Mel
Episode: Three
Broadcast Date: 17th March 2012
Presenter: Melissa King

Perennial flowers are a great way to add beautiful colour to your garden, Mel shows you what varieties of perennials are currently in season and the best way to care for them.

Tips and Facts

  • Delphinium Pacific Giants Galahad is a cottage garden beauty that displays spikes of stunning pink flowers with dark centres throughout spring and summer. They look stunning mixed in with roses and other perennials or picked and brought inside.
  • Hollyhocks are old-fashioned beauties with modern appeal. The compact variety is perfect in decorative pots, garden beds, borders and makes a lovely cut flower. It displays large vibrant purple semi-double to double flowers from late spring to mid-autumn.
  • Lobelias display spikes of beautiful blue flowers that appear in summer and early autumn. That’s not the only colour they come in though! Beautiful burgundy and salmon will also brighten up your garden.
  • Lobelias love full sun or partly shaded spots and flourish in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Grow them in garden beds, borders or in mixed container displays for vibrant warm season colour.

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