Stock up on summer-flowering bulbs
If you want your summer months to be full of stunning blooms, then look no further!
As the days become longer and we start to see the signs of spring, it’s the perfect time to start planning how your garden will look in the coming months. Whether you’re a green-fingered expert or new to gardening, planting summer bulbs is a simple way to create a bright and beautiful outdoor space.
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Acidanthera flowers, also known as Peacock orchids, are elegant, trumpet-shaped blooms that add fragrance to gardens.
These flowers feature white petals with a maroon throat and yellow centre, creating a striking contrast. With a sweet scent, Acidanthera flowers bloom in late summer to early fall, adding a touch of sophistication to any garden.
These flowers thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.
Anemones are vibrant and charming blooms that come in a variety of striking colours, including red, pink, purple, and white. Known for their daisy-like appearance, Anemones bloom in spring and early summer, adding a pop of colour to any garden.
With their delicate, fern-like foliage and long, slender stems, these flowers make lovely cut flowers.
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is a stunning perennial plant known for its fiery, vivid red blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
The flowers are tubular and arranged on tall, arching stems, creating a striking visual impact in any garden. With sword-shaped green leaves that provide a beautiful contrast to the vibrant red blooms, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ blooms in mid to late summer, adding a burst of colour to garden borders or containers.
This plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, making it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a bold and eye-catching element to their outdoor spaces.
Tigridia flowers, also known as tiger flowers or shell flowers, are exotic and vibrant blooms that captivate with their unique beauty.
These flowers feature striking, cup-shaped petals in an array of colours such as red, orange, yellow, pink, and white, often adorned with contrasting spots or streaks resembling a tiger’s pattern.
Tigridia flowers bloom in summer, creating an eye-catching display in garden beds or containers.
With their tropical appearance and easy-care requirements, Tigridia flowers are a popular choice for adding a touch of exotic charm to gardens.
Gladiolus, commonly known as glads, are tall, stately flowering plants that produce striking spikes of colourful blossoms along their stems. These flowers come in a range of hues, including shades of red, pink, purple, yellow, and white. Each tall stem bears multiple blooms.
Gladiolus bloom in mid to late summer, adding vertical interest to garden borders and floral arrangements. With their sword-shaped foliage and impressive flower spikes, gladiolus are a favourite among gardeners looking to add height and vibrant colours to their gardens.
10 Freesia – Mixed
Freesias are fragrant flowers known for their colourful, funnel-shaped blooms and sweet scent. These flowers come in a range of colours such as white, yellow, pink, red, purple, and more, often with a subtle gradient or pattern on the petals.
Freesias grow on slender, arching stems and are popular for their use in floral arrangements and bouquets due to their delightful fragrance and long vase life. Blooming in spring and early summer, freesias add charm and elegance to gardens.
15 Sparaxis – Mixed
Sparaxis, commonly known as Harlequin Flower or Wandflower, are colourful and charming flowering plants that belong to the iris family. These flowers feature star-shaped blooms with six petals in vibrant hues like red, orange, yellow, pink, and purple, often with contrasting markings or spots.
Sparaxis blooms in spring and early summer, adding a burst of colour to garden borders, and containers. With their slender, grass-like foliage and compact growth habit, Sparaxis are popular in smaller spaces.
These plants are relatively easy to grow and can thrive in full sun to partial shade, making them a delightful addition to any garden seeking a pop of colour.
1 Dahlia Cactus – Alfred Grille or Purple Gem
The Dahlia Cactus is a type of dahlia with unique, spiky petals that give it a cactus-like appearance.
The petals are rolled or twisted, and they have a tubular shape. Dahlia Cactus flowers come in various colours and are known for their striking and intricate appearance.
3 Begonia Double – Mixed
Double Begonias known for their showy, full, and double-layered flowers. These flowers have multiple layers of petals, giving them a lush and voluminous appearance.
They require bright, indirect light, well-draining soil, regular watering, and occasional feeding with a balanced fertiliser.