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With a little bit of planning, you can guarantee your garden will be full of colour and interest from spring through to winter
After a grey winter, spring is the ideal time to fill your garden with colour and there’s a great selection of flowering plants on offer at this time of year. To avoid being overwhelmed with choices at the garden centre, draw up a planting plan before you go. Think about where in the garden spring flowers will look best, and which of your existing plants they will go well with. Try to stagger the flowering times of your spring bulbs to ensure a continuous display that will last until your summer blooms are ready to appear.
Bright yellow narcissi look great against the green of a lawn, while late tulips, that start blooming in May, look pretty mixed with flowering shrubs, such as lilac and mock orange. As time goes on, bulb flowers will be gradually replaced by flowering perennials such as peonies, oriental poppies, and delicate aquilegia.
Check out our spring guide below: