Time for summer bulbs, such rewarding plants
Garden centres are now fully stocked with summer-flowering bulbs. Even supermarkets and DIY stores have nice selections. So don’t wait too long: now is the time to choose just the right bulbs for adding extra colour to your summer garden. Summer bulbs are available in many varieties and sizes. Some are perfect for planting in pots, while others make ideal plants for the border. They all have one thing in common: they can tolerate little if any ground frost. So wait a while to plant them.
Summer-flowering bulbous plants are known for their fantastic colours, so choosing summer bulbs for a summer border is not hard at all. And they offer a wide range of heights and flower shapes for every colour scheme. Planting them between existing plants is easy as well. After all, summer is a time when even totally unrelated colours go together – just like they do in a wild flower meadow. Let the summer begin!
How to plant
- Plant summer-flowering bulbs during April and May.
- Summer-flowering bulbs prefer sunny locations.
- Before planting, loosen the soil by raking it and remove weeds and small stones. Plant the bulbs carefully – without pushing them into the soil – with the pointed side up.