Posted: 25/07/2016 at 22:48
Perennials are beautiful but although they flower every year, they only flower for a short time and many need a lot of care to put on that fantastic show. I feel that you may need to do a bit more research and think about what you want to achieve and how much effort you want to put in. However, a few basics:
Your soil is too shallow and may not be suitable for the plants you have chosen. Use multipurpose in the baskets and top soil in the raised beds.
When you plant up young plants, avoid extremes of weather so that they have time to recover and settle down.
Water when the surface is dry. That might be once a week or twice a day, it depends on the weather.
Remove deadheads as often as you can. Many perennials such as delphiniums will then stop flowering until next year and foxgloves flower once and then die, so it's worth finding out about them before you buy.
It's all about learning as you go. I hope you soon enjoy it as much as we do. Good luck!