Our top 10 summer bedding plants!

No matter how big or small your garden, summer bedding plants are a great way to instantly brighten your outdoor space – add bold and bright colour as well as new textures and gorgeous summer scents to your pots, containers, hanging baskets, beds and borders. Let’s plant some colour!

Here are our top 10 summer bedding plants chosen by the team at Tong as well as some helpful tips for looking after your bedding plants so they will provide you with stunning colour throughout the summer months!

P.S. Remember to protect your bedding plants against any late frosts!


These sturdy, sun-loving plants are well suited to hot, dry conditions and flower throughout the summer months. Geraniums are extremely versatile and come in a range of beautiful colours including red, pink and white.

Whether you choose a trailing or upright variety, they are perfect for your beds, borders and summer hanging baskets!


It’s easy to see why Fuchsias are so popular amongst gardeners! They produce beautiful flowers throughout summer in a range of stunning shapes and sizes!

Fuchsia plants will grow happily in sun or partial shade and will fill your borders, beds, window boxes, hanging baskets and containers with an abundance of summer colour!


Nemesia produce masses of pretty, two-tone flowers that make them a superb addition to any garden. Their amazing upright fragrant plants are compact in height and spread and are available in a huge range of colours making them ideal for low borders, flower beds and containers.

non-stop Begonia

You can’t beat the beautiful, showy flowers of non-stop Begonias! Fantastic in pots, beds and hanging baskets, they come in a huge range of sizes and colours perfect for brightening up any garden or patio! Non-stop Begonias will bloom throughout summer and continue into early autumn!

French Marigolds

A true classic, French Marigolds not only look fantastic but they’re brilliant for attracting bees and other beneficial insects to your garden! Their bountiful blooms will make a bright and beautiful display in your garden borders, beds and containers throughout the summer months!


Adored by many, trailing Lobelia plants are a summer essential! They’re perfect for creating a waterfall of vibrant colour from your hanging baskets and pots. Trailing Lobelia is so easy-to-grow, versatile and are guaranteed to look fresh all summer long!

Million Bells

Lovely trailing plants with masses of non-stop, small, vibrant blooms all summer, Million Bells come in a fantastic array of colours, perfect for hanging baskets, pots and window boxes! They produce masses of bell-shaped flowers in summer, which are incredibly floriferous and fast growing!


With numerous varieties available, Dahlia’s showstopping blooms will be take centre stage in your garden this summer. With their compact growth and large, colourful flowers, not only do they look amazing but they are also fantastic pollinators!


No summer garden is complete without Petunias! Their delicate flowers are versatile and come in a wide range of colours – a truly great all-round bedding plant! They are perfect for containers and hanging baskets and can hold their own in a mixed border.


We love Verbena too! Their large florets of small flowers in a staggering range of colours will make them a favourite in your garden this year. This attractive and drought resistant plant is loved by butterflies and is a summer stunner not to be missed!


Get the best out of your bedding plants this year with a little help and advice from the team at Tong!

boost by feeding

Feed your bedding plants with a slow-release fertiliser such as Gro Sure All Purpose Feed – ideal for all types of plants in pots, containers and hanging baskets. Supplement with a liquid feed such as Gro Sure All Purpose Plant Food for an instant boost!

Deadhead fading flowers

Deadhead the flowers of your bedding plants as they fade to keep plants looking tidy and encourage new blooms.

Water regularly

Water your plants in containers and hanging baskets twice a day in the height of summer.

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