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Summer Flowering Bulbs

Early spring is the time to be looking for summer flowering bulbs, you don’t even need a garden as they can easily be grown in containers. Choose your bulbs and tubers as you would your onions in the supermarket, make sure they are firm and don’t have any blemishes. As a rule, they should be planted as soon as the soil starts to warm up, anytime from March to May. If you plant them in cold wet soil they run the risk of rotting and they won’t grow until it warms. If you do want to get a head start plant them in containers and place in a sunny frost-free greenhouse or porch. It’s always a good idea to plant some bulbs in old containers then should gaps appear in your herbaceous borders just sink the whole pot in the soil. Make sure you use good quality free-draining peat-free compost which holds onto moisture but does not become sodden. Add water retention gel to the compost to cut down on watering in dry periods. Many of the summer bulbs are tall and statuesque so ideal for adding height to an herbaceous border. For something truly stunning grow tree lilies which can reach 240cm (8’) in height. If you want that lush jungle feel try growing Colocasia with it's huge leaves and cannas which have a spike of hot colour set against stunning large striped leaves. Dahlias are ideal for cutting and bringing into the home as they flower from late summer well into autumn.

Summer Flowering Bulbs
Echinops 'Veitch's Blue' is a particularly attractive globe thistle, bearing tight globes of deep blue flowers. It's extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and other insects, and makes an excellent cut flower. More Information...
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Dahlia Blue Boy has well-formed lilac-pink flowers provide colour in the border for many months from midsummer. For an outstanding display mix it with most shades of pink or purple, as well as silvers and blues. More Information...
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The Ranunculus ‘Purple Heart’ is dramatic, with its rich satin colouring of deep burgundy amongst the deeply divided, dark green and grey of its foliage. The sultry, and velvety rosette-like flowers appear from May until June, which make them ideal fo More Information...
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The Habranthus Robusta are commonly known as Brazilian Copperlily, Pink Fairy and Rain Lily. They produce wonderful pink flowers with a yellow throat which resemble a small Amaryllis, which are produced throughout the summer. More Information...
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This gorgeous little delight called Bessera elegans looks like a cross between an exotically coloured snowdrop and a fuchsia flower, but is known by it’s common name of ‘Coral Drops’. More Information...
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With their large, brightly streaked funnel-shaped flowers, Alstroemeria are some of the most eye-catching perennials around. Also known as the Peruvian Lily, this perennial resembles a miniature Lily. More Information...
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Cosmos atrosanguineus is a tender Mexican perennial grown as much for its scent of vanilla and hot chocolate as for its dusky brownish-red late-summer blooms. It's perfect for growing in a hot sunny garden, and makes an exotic cut flower. More Information...
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Dahlia 'Café au Lait' is a wonderful dinnerplate dahlia with huge pink blooms that will make a striking summer centrepiece in the garden as well as providing a long season of cut flowers for the home. More Information...
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Eucomis is a flowering bulbous perennial with a distinctive tuft of leaves above a column of tiny flowers. The leaves are strap-shaped. The flowers come in a range of mostly pastel colours - white, creams, yellows, mauves and pinks. More Information...
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Anemone 'Pinafore' produce vibrant single stemmed poppy flowers from April-May, ideal for planting en masse in the border or rockery. This fine colourful red and white flower will blossom in abundance from year to year. More Information...
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Virtuoso Rose is a lovely foxglove variety with large, rich rosy pink flowers that are decorated with conspicuous deep red blotches margined with white lines. It makes shorter stems and in fertile soil there will be more than one stem produced from one plant. More Information...
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Amaryllis 'Belladonna' is a late-summer flowering bulb, bearing showy flowers on naked stems, before strap-like leaves appear in autumn. Grow it in large clumps, where its flowers can be fully appreciated. More Information...
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Eucomis is a flowering bulbous perennial with a distinctive tuft of leaves above a column of tiny flowers. The leaves are strap-shaped. The flowers come in a range of mostly pastel colours - white, creams, yellows, mauves and pinks. The flowering season i More Information...
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Pleione formosana, the Taiwan pleione or windowsill orchid, is a species of flowering plant in the family Orchidaceae, native to southeastern China as well as northern and central Taiwan. More Information...
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