How to keep your garden in bloom all summer long

How to keep your garden in bloom all summer long

Early spring, as daffodil and tulip bulbs are coming into bloom, is time to think about your next step in the garden. Summer flowering bulbs are available to order ready for planting in April so you can continue the long lasting flowering displays right up to  Autumn. To achieve a lasting and spectacular show, consider incorporating summer-flowering bulbs and tubers into your garden. 

Alliums planted in autumn will act as a bridge into the flowering seasons. Lifting tulip bulbs will make way for dahlias. Summer perennials will begin to flower from June

Endless Dahlias

Dahlias are the epitome of summer elegance, boasting an array of colors, shapes, and sizes. These tubers produce dazzling blooms from midsummer until the first frost, making them a staple for a long-lasting display. Choose from pompon, cactus, or dinner plate varieties for a diverse and stunning garden show.
Cutting the flowers will generate new growth, giving you non stop flowers.

Time your planting of lily bulbs

Lilies add an air of sophistication to summer gardens with their tall stems and fragrant blooms. From the classic Asiatic lilies to the extravagant Oriental varieties, these bulbs offer a diverse range of colors and shapes, ensuring a continuous display throughout the season.
Naturally flowering at different times of the year you can stagger planting the lily bulbs from March to May to give you different flowering times.

Gladioli Glamour

Known for their striking vertical presence, gladioli are a summer favorite. Like lilies before you can plant these corms in succession for a prolonged flowering period, providing a dynamic backdrop to your garden. Choose from an array of colors to suit your garden palette.

Crocosmia 

Crocosmia, also known as montbretia, offers a burst of fiery color with its arching stems of tubular flowers. These corms thrive in well-drained soil and add a touch of wild beauty to your summer garden. The flowers last a long time due to their flowering pattern, starting successively from back to front.
Begonias 

Begonias are a versatile option for summer containers or shady garden spots. These tubers produce vibrant, semi-double to double blooms that thrive in partial shade, providing a pop of colour where it's needed most. Like dahlias they continue provide flowers from the first mid summer bloom until the first frosts.

Alliums filling the gap

Alliums are not only striking but also incredibly resilient. Plant these bulbs in spring, and they'll grace your garden with spherical blooms throughout the summer. Choose from various sizes and heights to create visual interest.
We have a range of alliums, mostly planted in autumn. Depending on variety, flowering time can vary from June to August. 

Eucomis - stems full of flowers

Eucomis, commonly known as pineapple lilies, are unique and captivating. With their pineapple-like flower spikes, these summer-flowering tubers add a touch of exotic charm to your garden.

Begonias 

Begonias are a versatile option for summer containers or shady garden spots. These tubers produce vibrant, semi-double to double blooms that thrive in partial shade, providing a pop of colour where it's needed most. Like dahlias they continue to provide flowers from the first mid summer bloom until the first frosts.

Hardy Perennials, the plants you can't do without!

This is such a diverse category of plants supplied in 9cm pots. Most of these plants will produce flowers in the first year any time from May to September. Only to reappear the next year bigger and bolder than the year before. View our  wide range of great value plants online. 

Remember that diversity is the key to a healthy garden and encourages wildlife to thrive. See our article on plant diversity. 

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