Season of colour

Our green-fingered team here at Tong have chosen their favourite bedding plants. Pick your favourites and get planting!



Joe loves...

A favourite of mine is Verbena. Their large florets of small flowers in a staggering range of colours makes them a real show stopper!

I always include Nemesia in my planting scheme! Their pretty, two-tone flowers are great for any mixed borders, pots and containers.

Finally, a true classic – French Marigolds! They’re easy to grow and produce bountiful blooms throughout summer!




 Andy loves...

To me, it’s summer when I see Million Bells! These lovely trailing plants with small, vibrant flowers are perfect for containers and window boxes.

Adored by many, trailingLobelia plants are a summer essential! They’re perfect for creating a waterfall of vibrant colour from your hanging baskets and pots.

And who doesn’t love Geraniums? So easy to maintain, these sun lovers provide non-stop colour in your summer beds and borders.


 Colin loves...

You can’t beat the beautiful, showy flowers of Non-Stop Begonias! They look fantastic and bloom throughout summer and into early autumn.

I also can’t go withoutPetunias! Their delicate flowers are versatile and come in a wide range of colours – a great all-round bedding plant!

A must in a summer garden are the super-popularTrixies! A beautiful combination of annual flowers you’ll love as much as the bees and butterflies do.


Team Tong Tips!

  • Feed with a slow-release fertiliser such as Gro Sure 6 Month Feed – ideal for all types of plants in pots, containers and hanging baskets.
  • Deadhead flowers as they fade to keep plants looking tidy and encourage new blooms.
  • Water your plants in containers and hanging baskets twice a day in the height of summer!