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Spring into action and spruce up your garden with summer bulbs

Posted on April 12, 2022 at 5:35 pm

As soon as the daffodils and crocuses spring up in the garden it is time to think about which colourful flowers you want to have in your garden during the summer months. Planting bulbs that will flower in summer needs to be done in the middle of spring as soon as the soil has warmed up and the chances of severe frost has gone.

There are lots of bulb varieties to choose from, but it is a good idea to choose bulbs that compliment each other in colour, tone and size. A visit to a garden centre will give you an idea of what is available and often advice can be sought from the experts who work there. One idea is to plant taller dahlias bulbs against a garden wall or fence to provide a backdrop to smaller annuals and perennials which can look lost in a flower bed.

It is possible to plant summer flowering bulbs in containers so that they can be placed around the garden as you desire. Their bright colourful flowers bring a joyous feel to any patio or balcony and will often keep flowering through to the autumn.

Why not think about planting onion and shallot bulbs in pots around the garden so that they will be ready to harvest during the summer. Ideal for enjoying in a summer salad.

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