Need some colour in your garden? Here’s what’s looking good now
Spring has definitely sprung and here are our top suggestions for plants that are looking good at the moment and will add some much needed colour to any empty spots you might have in your garden.
Primula apple blossom – £4.50
This British-grown evergreen, hardy perennial has sweet sugary pink flowers that fade to white in the spring.
Ideal for patio pots, baskets and containers or the front of a border. Remove old blooms to encourage repeat flowering. If you plant them in pots in their first year and then out in the garden after flowering, they will provide on-going colour. For more information, please click here.
Anemone blanda blue – £5
This little beauty’s common name is winter windflower (sapphire anemone) and it has a blue flower. It has an eventual height and spread of 15cm x 15cm.
This fully hardy perennial prefers a well-drained, humus-rich to sandy, soil and partial shade to full sun. For more information, please click here.
Cyclamen coum – £5
An elegant and handsome hardy, deciduous plant that has green and grey/silver leaves that are as equally pretty as its purple and dark pink flowers that appear in spring and winter.
Wonderful for planting under shrubs and trees and also for growing with winter bedding in tubs, pots and baskets. For more information, please click here.
Primrose – Primula vulgaris – £1.40
Lovely single pot primroses – just as at home on a sunny windowsill as in a tub or basket outdoors. These delightful plants with their jolly flowers really signal the start of spring and brighten up even the dullest of days.
They are available in many different colours, and the colours may vary slightly, including: white with purple edges, cream, blue, pink, white with pink edges, purple with white edges and red. For more information, please click here.
Winter pansies (mixed) – Matrix™ Morpheus – £2.75
Pansies are a colourful must-have for any winter garden. Their jolly faces never fail to raise a smile. Matrix™ Morpheus has stunning yellow flowers with a deep blue/purple wing. They flower for longer than normal winter pansies as they bloom up until the first frosts and then flower some more in the spring. For more information, please click here.