Pansies love the cold weather – here’s how to care for these pretty flowers this winter…
Pansies absolutely love the cold. They thrive in these harsher climes and we couldn’t be more welcoming of their bright bursts of happy colours in these dreary months. They’re excellent as border plants or edgings, and their pretty ‘faces’ make for a beautifully coloured bedding. It also couldn’t be easier to care for them so they’re always at their best this season.
Here is all you need to do:
- Pansies love fertile, moist and composted soil, so make sure you’re giving them the best.
- Plant in containers or window boxes where they’ll get a good dose of winter sun and partial shade come springtime.
- Space them about 15cm apart as they’ll grow and spread together, filling in all the gaps.
- Remove any dead or dying flowers to promote a healthier blooming period for the rest of the plant.
- We usually get adequate rainfall in winter to satiate thirsty pansies, but in times of no rain offer frequent watering to keep the soil moist.
- Don’t allow them to stand in water that isn’t draining. Make sure your soil is aerated to allow for proper drainage.