Gardening is a favourite hobby of many people around the world, and it does not matter what age you take up this healthy and satisfying hobby it will always be a labour of love.

 

Garden centres and nurseries are always packed with people who love to walk around and see what is on offer, but better still a shopping online experience takes all the strain, sit in the comfort of your own home and browse through websites offering every single species of flower, tree or shrub.

 

Gardening is a favourite hobby of many people around the world, and it does not matter what age you take up this healthy and satisfying hobby it will always be a labour of love.

 

Garden centres and nurseries are always packed with people who love to walk around and see what is on offer, but better still a shopping online experience takes all the strain, sit in the comfort of your own home and browse through websites offering every single species of flower, tree or shrub.

 

A gardener that wants to see his or her garden looking great through the seasons, with little maintenance will usually go for perennial plants, having said that will also plant annuals in-between perennial plants.

 

Some of the best loved plants that you will find in an English garden is for sure roses, these beauties if cared for properly will bloom year in year out and the delicacy of each bloom is nature at its best.  Plenty of bedding plants such as pansies, French marigolds, and petunias, also many others will give wonderful displays and colour in the summer months.

 

Perennials of course are the mainstay in any garden, and an English garden would not be the same without the lavender plant, and is found most traditionally in cottage gardens around the UK, most traditionalists will look to plant ‘Intermedia Grappenhall’, it is one of the oldest known cultivated lavenders and was widely used in an English garden from the late 1700s.

 

The blue-purple florets appear in mid-summer and thrives until late August, and when this plant is in full flower, the bees are quickly drawn into the garden, furthermore the cottage gardener loves this lavender as a draw for bees, as a cottage garden’s main purpose is sustenance for the whole family, bee keeping for honey ensured this lavender was a top priority.

 

Perennials are hardy in their native climates, and should they die in the autumn in your garden from the cold they would be considered tender.  Many of the plants we consider annuals in our own climate are in reality perennials in their native habitats, for example annual geraniums (pelargonium), also salvia, snapdragon and many more.

 

There is a love hate relationship going on with the begonia plant for many gardeners, furthermore the dirty brown tubers do not look promising when you buy them, trailing varieties are also available, when in bloom they are really quite beautiful, with double blooms, and swirling layers of petals.

 

A spokesman for Blooming Direct a well known nursery on the island of Jersey said “gardeners do love perennials, and we do find that popular with the British gardener is roses, fruit trees and bushes, also lavenders.  We are an online shopping experience and we can assure all customers that although we are located on the island of Jersey, any plants ordered will arrive in pristine condition right to your door; also another thing to remember is that all orders to the UK are FREE.  Our garden centre has all there is to offer for the keen gardener, maybe you would like to make use of our gift vouchers, so the recipient can choose his or her own plants or shrubs, browse our site you will not be sorry”.

 

For further information visit:  www.bloomingdirect.com