A IT flowers round the stem and is an attractive half-hardy plant
best suited to a houseplant on a sunny windowsill.
can bring an exotic air to urban plots - morning glories, for example, engulfing a trellis in a season.
Move any half-hardy plants
from the greenhouse into a cold frame for hardening of f.
Above all, avoid buying tender or half-hardy plants
unless you can protect them against the cold that's bound to show its face before summer really arrives.
If you haven't done so already spread a 3- to 4-inch layer of organic mulch around half-hardy plants
, over bulb beds, and under trees and shrubs.
But for the half-hardy plants
which are either condemned to a chilly demise or set for a winter of relative luxury in a greenhouse, you can feed up to the death, so to speak.
Summer bedding and half-hardy plants
can look shabby especially if, as in this year, we have had hot weather.
The truth is that many of these half-hardy plants
need more than just protection from frost - they need extra warmth, upwards of 15[degrees]C (59[degrees]F), until at least the middle of May and should not be put out in their permanent positions in the garden until the end of May.
Tender perennials - or half-hardy plants
- are the floral highlight of all the plants I grow.
These are half-hardy plants
, particularly suitable for sunny, exotic gardens or a planting scheme based on `hot' colours.
Having got rid of all those summer bedding plants, lifted your half-hardy plants
and prepared other subjects to bring indoors at the first hint of a frost, you can clear areas in the garden, ready to re-develop them.
If you haven't done so already, spread a 3- to 4-inch layer of organic mulch around half-hardy plants
, on bulb beds, and under trees and shrubs.