June is traditionally the time to plant out bedding plants which are so much part of an English summer. Even with our unpredictable weather by June it is safe to plant bedding with no risk of frost. Safe to say there is no risk of frost, but the weather can still surprise us, follow this link to see just how.
There are so many marvellous combinations to make a great bedding display, traditional pastels combining Pelargoniums, Lobelia and petunias; single planting schemes such as the French Marigolds, grasses and dahlias, even tumbling tomatoes, the list is endless. Hanging baskets and tubs dry out quickly and water retaining gel can be helpful to help retain moisture, combined with a mulch on the top if the planting arrangement is suitable.
Some bedding plants need a lot of attention, others are easier, it all depends how much time you have. When choosing bedding plants it is worth knowing which the best bedding plants to grow, as in which are easy and which are high maintenance, such as Ice plants, (Mesembryanthemum) Petunia, Verbena all of which need a deal of dead heading.
Easy to grow Bedding plants include Geranium (Pelargonium) Nasturtium, and schemes which combine some perennials such as Lavender and grasses with bedding plants. Gardening is a choice; for some it wouldn't be summer without baskets brimming with bedding, for others it's a chore too far.