Filling the gaps in your flower-gardenOne of the struggles in growing your own garden is knowing how much space to leave between your plants. Depending on the species, you may have to leave more space between the plants than others. Unfortunately we often get too cautious and make the gaps too large, or one of your plants dies - resulting in bald spots in your garden. Read More
One of the struggles in growing your own garden is knowing how much space to leave between your plants. Depending on the species, you may have to leave more space between the plants than others. Unfortunately we often get too cautious and make the gaps too large, or one of your plants dies – resulting in bald spots in your garden.
Here you will find some of the best plants and alternatives to filling in those empty spaces. With the heat of the summer just around the corner, you need quick and good solutions to stop the one or two empty spots taking the spotlight away from your beautifully cultivated garden.
You will need plants that look good now and are easy to transfer from a pot into your garden’s flower bed.
Dahlias are a dark-leaved plant with beautiful and vibrant flowers. They grow to medium height (60 cm) and bush out once planted, filling in that blank space. Dahlias will flower continually until the frost season!
Hostas are perfect for filling in empty spaces in the shades. They feature bold and green foliage, although many species come with white, pink or blue tipped edges on each leaf. These beautiful hostas are wonderful to look at, and come in all shades and colours to complement the unique nature of your garden.
Blazing Star (also known as Liatris Spicata) are towering spires of flowers that attract a range of pollinators to your garden. They come in pink, purple or white shades and can quickly reach up to 120 cm in height! They tend to grow vertically rather than horizontally, making them ideal to fill in tighter spaces without expanding onto their neighbours.
Sometimes, planting more flowers is not the way to go.
Cultivating a beautiful garden takes months of work and effort, so don’t let the excess gaps ruin the effects of your labour!
Adding extra flowers to your flower bed can have a range of consequences; such as where plants fight for resources and rooting spaces. In situations like that, it’s worth considering adding some beautiful ornaments instead to complement your garden’s character.
This could be in the form of statues, lanterns or bird baths. If you have multiple empty spaces close to each other, it might be worth looking into something like a 3 pieces dragon ornament set or perhaps a Japanese pagoda lantern ornament, to truly give your garden its own personality.