Keen to add some pizzazz to your garden this summer? Or just want to pretty up your
porch or deck a little? Why not try planting petunias. This vibrant coloured plant loves a sunny, well-drained spot but doesn’t require any shelter so is perfect for planting alongside garden paths or in hanging baskets.
Order some seedlings from our online shop today and have them delivered direct to your door. Or grab some plants next time you’re down at your local supermarket, Bunnings or The Warehouse.
Petunias come in such a wide variety of colours the hardest part to growing them is choosing which shades to plant!
Once you’ve selected your seedlings and sunny spot to plant, simply dig small holes, around 3cm deep and 25cm apart, and plant.
Be sure to add some slug bait to protect them from attacks. It also pays to keep an eye out for aphids. If you spot these pesky pests, a general insecticide or spray of organic alternative, neem oil will sort that problem.
And make sure to keep them watered. If you’re not sure how thirsty they are, stick your finger in the soil 2cm deep. If the soil is dry, they will need a drink.
Then sit back and wait just four to six weeks for your pretty petunias to bloom. Remember to
pick off dead heads to encourage re-flowering.