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On the Bright Side – Annuals for Winter Colour

If you haven’t already done so, April is the time to plant annuals for a splash of winter colour. Winter and spring flowering seedlings are now available and should be planted as soon as possible. They will be in flower during the winter months when the life of your garden is calling out for some much-needed colour.

Plant winter-flowering seedlings in large groups for best effect or between your spring-flowering bulbs for added impact. Remember to place tall-growing plants at the back of a bed, and low-growing ones at the front.

Containers planted up with these beautiful annuals will also brighten up patios and entertainment areas. Not only can you create stunning focal points with planting your colour in pots, but you will also save money.

Below are some of my favourite winter annuals:

For the sun:

  • Namaqualand Daisies
  • Sweet Peas
  • Stocks
  • Delphiniums
  • Iceland Poppies
  • Calendulas
  • Pansies and Violas

For the shade:

  • Primulas
  • Primrose
  • Foxgloves
  • Bellis perennis
  • Cineraria

No need for a dull grey winter. Winter annuals add a splash of colour to your garden just when you require them most. They’ll fill your containers with attractive flowers giving you amazing ‘Flower Power’.

Due to the public holiday on Friday 15 April there will be no online workshop. Join us again on Friday 22 April 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘Taking the Cold – Protect your garden from the cold’, with Garden Guru Sue Both. 

Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:

Meeting ID: 883 1317 4139

Passcode: 852336

or use the following direct link: https://bit.ly/3NNbCDy