It’s time to get ready for winter with colourful bedding plants on the balcony.
There comes a stage in any container garden when everything just heaves one big sigh and gives up. In just a couple of weeks, your carefully-planted paradise turns into a ragamuffin’s dream. It’s time, then, to dig out the autumn bedding plants.
Some of these are actually spring bedding plants: I’ve put in wallflowers for early spring colour, and ones that have flowers that will go really well with my bright red planter on the balcony too.
Those non-wallflower plants that you can see in the middle are these lovely ornamental cabbages, which are going to make an enormous difference in the bleak midwinter, bringing a splash of colour.
I’ve got two varieties of cabbage from Plant Me Now: purple and white, and they look so pretty already. I’ve mixed some of them in with violas, also from Plant Me Now’s winter bedding plant range, in the railing planters.
So, winter, bring whatever you can. I’m ready for you, with my lovely balcony bedding plants.