Garden

Four things flowers need to thrive

Bold and brilliant!
Getty Images

Flowers are perfect for transforming an outdoor living space. 

To make sure your flowers are bold and brilliant, here are four things they need to thrive.

The right spot

Most flowering plants need lots of sunshine to thrive. For shady spots, try hydrangeas and impatiens.

Happy roots

Use a top quality potting mix when planting containers. Never use garden soil, as it doesn’t drain effectively.

Good food

Flowering plants need good nutrition. Mix slow-release fertiliser into the potting mix at planting stage, and apply periodic doses of soluble fertiliser throughout
the growing season.

Water please

Pots are thirsty things during summer. Water daily in hot weather and every 2-3 days when the weather is mild.

Related stories