Begin planting hydrangeas, brooms, roses, houseplant azaleas and lilacs into pots in order to establish potted shrubs for 2022.
Homegrown plants like hydrangeas can be potted with lightweight, peat-free compost and sheltered outdoors until they begin to flower.
Top tips for establishing plants;
Use ornamental pots
Water well once planted
Shelter against a garden wall
Bury pots in an empty border
Once the flowers begin to appear, bring the pots indoors and find a temporary spot for each plant.
Warm, sunny areas work best, so keep window sills and conservatories free ready for these stunning, bright blooms to flourish.
Unheated porches can also be useful to establish the plant earlier than their outdoor season.
When your ornamental shrubs reach full bloom, transplant outside into beds and borders to give them some growing room.