If you’ve got that New Year energy and you’re wondering what to do with all your motivation, one thing you can do that will benefit you for the rest of the year is to plan your 2022 garden!
But it’s one thing to figure out which plants feature in your gardening calendar, and another to actively order those plants now so that you don’t miss out – or worse, forget – later down the line. Ordering your plants now means that there’s one less task on your plate as the seasons shift, and plants will arrive at your door throughout the year ready for you to install in your garden without you even having to think about it!
But don’t just take it from me – I asked our longstanding QVC customers, who have lots of experience ordering plants, about the reasons why they order plants ahead of time, and this is what they said:
Planning! Which is lots of fun. Also garden centres don’t necessarily sell what you want when you want it.
Prolongs the excitement! 🤣🥳 ….. planning/convenience/spread the spending! ✅✅✅ (of which there will be much of I’m sure! 🙈)
The worry that if you wait your chosen plants might not be available.
The price…. gives me more time to sort the money out.
All mine go into pots so I know if I have to buy more and if I have to order more compost, root booster etc.
Guaranteed fulfilment – garden centre / nursery don’t always have what you want.
Ordered most of mine. I like to plan ahead and if you go to the garden centre there’s not much left when you want them.
You can plan ahead and know what plants you are having. Also you have a choice of unusual plants and flowers. The excitement when they are delivered.
Ordering in advance, by the time they come I’ve forgotten what I’ve ordered. It’s like Christmas then lol
Planning and availability plus something to look forward to 😊
Plug plants are a great way to save money, instead of buying full-size plants at the garden centre. Plug plants arrive safely and neatly packaged in purpose-built containers, and require only a little bit more care to become established in your garden. Plus, it’s so satisfying watching a young plant grow through to its mature state – you feel like you get more for your money!
You can find a whole range of plants available as plug plants – it’s really not limiting in any way!
Thinking about it? Read more about why you should order plug plants here, and how to care for them when they arrive at your door.
What to order now
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to what you’re ordering, or how much of it – the limit is your garden fence! – just make sure that your plants will suit your garden type. You can take a look at my Plant Guide if you’re having trouble deciding what is right for your garden type.
Any good mail order plant service should have a range of garden plants that you can order now, ahead of time. QVC has a great selection, including annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs and more.
Take a look below at some of the plants that QVC has available to order right now.
Arriving in April
Bring wonderfully colourful verticality to your garden with this fabulous collection of Garden Ready Favourite sweet pea plants. Perfect for cut flowers through the summer months, these beautiful climbing plants will fill your garden with fragrance as well as a vibrant array of white, pink and purple blooms.
Looking for a low-maintenance addition to your garden that’ll still bring stunning looks and plenty of colour? It’s got to be Thompson & Morgan’s Petunia Tumbelia Francescas! With beautiful pink blooms and easy-to-care for, these flowers are perfect for any gardener, whether you’re a novice or completely green-fingered.
Dreaming of a vibrant outdoor area filled with masses of flowers of various colours? Make that dream a reality with this magnificent collection from Thompson & Morgan, which includes four different varieties of Fuchsia Giant that will produce cascades of pretty unscented flowers over the summer months.
Arriving in May
Add colour and variety to your garden with this mixed plant collection from Plants2Gardens. Featuring begonias, geraniums, petunias and more, you’ll love the finished effect these beautiful blooms offer to your beds and containers.
Arriving in June
They’re so popular for a reason, and Precious Plants brings you this new generation of Busy Lizzies to be a star in your garden! In a vibrant mixture of red, pink, purple and white, these disease-resistant blooms are early to flower and are compact yet bushy, making them a gorgeous addition to almost any container or flowerbed.
Bright and colourful, the Begonia Apricot from Thompson & Morgan are sure to bring a smile to your face whenever you spy their cheerful appearance in the garden. Great for pots, borders, baskets and more, these perennials will bring a touch of sunshine to your space year after year.
Are you a planner or a last-minute gardener?
What’s your gardening style? Could planning your outdoor space for the year come very naturally to you, or are you a last-minute gardener who could do with a little organisational help? Take my quiz below:
(Remember, it’s just for fun!)
Thinking about getting ahead of your 2022 garden? Take a look at QVC’s excellent range of plants here!