What are perennials? Unlike annual bedding plants, Perennials regrow every year.
Herbaceous perennials are plants which are used to fill in the spaces between shrubs and trees in a border. These plants are either evergreen or deciduous and used for their attractive foliage or flowers. Perennials cost more than bedding plants but as they regrow each year, you are sure to get your money’s worth out of them.
Perennial plants for shade
We have wide range of perennial plants for the shade can be found at the Secret Garden centre all year round. Visiting the Secret Garden centre at various times of the year to choose perennials. Some perennials will be easy for us to stock in the spring, but they may be unavailable at other times. So, visiting regularly will ensure that your shady border has yearlong interest. In the autumn you can typically find a good selection of deciduous perennials such as Anemones, Astrantia, Actea simplex, perennial cyclamen, Hosta’s, Geraniums and Ferns.
Evergreen Perennials For The Shade
Evergreen perennial plants will keep their leaves all through the winter. Most evergreen perennial plants are low maintenance and require little more than watering through the summer. Many are grown for their attractive foliage, and the flowers can be secondary to this. Choosing an evergreen perennial which will complement or contrast with existing plants is crutial in a good garden design. Many of these perennials will grow well in heavy soil of south east london.
Perennials For The Sun
A vast range of plants for a sunny spot can be found at the Secret Garden centre all year round. Visiting the Secret Garden centre at various times of the year to choose perennials. Some will be easy for us to stock in the spring but they may be unavailable at other times. So visiting regularly will ensure that your shady border has yearlong interest. In the autumn you can typically find a good selection of ssters, salvias, alpines, grasses, agastaches, euphorbias, knifiofias and much more.
An extensive range of pond plants can be found from around May until August. The Secret Garden curate the selection of pond plants ideal for creating a wildlife pond in the gardens of south London. We try to stock as many native pond plants as possible and we, as well as our pond plant grower make sure to avoid any unwanted invasive types. Usually we have a selection of wildlife pond plants ideal for completely submerging into the pond, Marginal pond plants which just want their ‘feet’ in the water, Water lilies, Oxygentors and Floating plants.
Need some more help with building your pond? Check out what the RHS say- https://www.rhs.org.uk/ponds/wildlife-ponds
Now you have your pond and plants you will need to add some perennials around the pond to marry it with the rest of the garden. Check out our perennials – https://www.thesecretgardencentre.co.uk/bedding-plants/