[Infographic] How to create your urban garden?
Autumn has arrived and the winter season is almost upon us. During this time of year we usually see our gardens fade and lose their colour.
Don’t worry, it is still possible to have the beauty of flowers in your garden this winter: there are several plants that can stand the cold and also benefit from it! So if you are planning to purchase some new plants from your trusted garden centre we recommend you consider one of the following plants:
The Pansy can be defined as a winter flower: it flowers in the cooler months, that is to say from autumn to early spring. It’s a hybrid plant usually with a short life – lasting a year, maybe two – from Europe and Turkey.
If you choose to plant them in the autumn, they will flower the following spring. Be sure to place them in an area in full sun, to ensure that they receive the right quantity of light during the cold winter days.
Marigolds are special flowers, since they can flower throughout the whole year, with new blooms month by month even in winter. Without fear of damaging the plant, with the arrival of the cold we have to cut the upper section of the plant, to reduce it to a height of about 4cm. To protect what remains, cover the plant with organic material such as straw and dry leaves, maybe mixed with some good potting compost.
The cyclamen’s flowering depends on when they’re sown: those that bloom in the autumn can withstand winter weather. Pay attention to frost and, particularly in countries with a less mild climate, the advice is to move cyclamens in pots into the house, placing them in bright areas, away from radiators.
This plant is very hardy and vigorous, and is usually grown in the ground or in pots, with great ease.
Grow them in dim light, in order to shelter them from direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the long summer days, but with at least a few hours of sun, especially in winter. They tolerate cold and frost very well.
Heuchera propagate from seed: sow them in a warm bed, in late autumn or winter, keeping the seeds moist until germination occurs. We suggest placing the young plants at home in the spring.
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