"Using yellow in your borders will lift the colours of other flowers."
Rosy's planting tip.
There aren't that many things in life which you can buy for the cost of a couple of cups of coffee and a large slice of cake or a fancy magazine, that in ten years time you will still have and which will bring you quite as much joy as a herbaceous perennial. Each year it will give you flowers to admire, provide nectar to our beleaguered pollinators, and give you a reason to go outside and tend to your garden - which of course has been proven to be good for our health and wellbeing; and if that was not enough, these are plants that with the aid of a garden spade or fork you can split up and make more to either give to your friends and family or replant in another flower bed or border.
So why buy these plants from Hardy's? Well, we have many varieties you will simply never find in a Garden Centre or DIY store, both of which have their own merits. However, because we have specialised in producing these plants for over 25 years we now have a vast plant catalogue and on the whole we should be able to find perennials from within our stock range which will be suitable for most of the differing garden situations people encounter. We grow the majority of our plants outside; this means that they are growing at the same rate as the plants already in your gardens and they won't get a huge shock when planted out, which allows them to establish more quickly.
So you have either just been to the nursery or a flower show, or you have received your plants from us via our mail order courier. If you had your plants delivered to you via our mail courier then you will have received our basic planting instructions. For those of you who have not had these we thought we would share our planting tips here.
Most people find this really hard to do and it may be that you have just bought that plant to brighten up the garden for a couple of weeks because you have a wedding in the family or a big barbecue and you want to impress your friends, or you can't bear to look at that patch of soil any longer and you need a colour fix. Ok, enjoy your flowers for a little while but then cut them down and let your plant put all of its energy into making a strong healthy root system. It may even throw up a second flush of flowers before the season ends.