Winter bedding plant FAQS

As summer turns to autumn, transform your garden into a riot of colour and fragrance with Thompson & Morgan's selection of winter bedding plants. Our range features hardy and resilient varieties that thrive in the colder months, bringing life and vibrancy to your outdoor space. Whether you’re filling hanging baskets, patio containers, window boxes or planting them in the ground, our premium bedding plants will give your garden an all-year-round glow to brighten up the greyest of days.

When to plant winter bedding plants in the UK

It's best to plant winter bedding plants in the autumn before the first frosts arrive. This allows their roots to establish and get used to the cooler temperatures before the cold weather really sets in.

What are the best winter bedding plants?

Some of the most popular winter bedding plants include pansies, violas, cyclamen and primroses. These flowers combine well with winter-flowering heathers and textural grasses to provide a burst of colour in the coldest months. For specific variety advice, our horticultural team has shared their top ten winter bedding plants in this helpful article.

Do you feed winter bedding plants?

Yes, it's advisable to feed winter bedding plants. Use a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in the autumn to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth during the winter months. Watch our winter hanging basket video to see how much fertiliser to add to your compost.

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