*5 plants and flowers to brighten up your garden through SS19

Monday, February 25, 2019
Image from The Viennese Girl
You may have noticed recently that the mornings aren’t quite as dark. The days aren’t as cold. The memories of snowy walks are just that, memories. Spring is only a month away, and that means all the beautiful plans in your garden will starting to come back and provide a great pop of colour after the dark winter. Spring also gives you the warmer weather to look at growing or planting some great new additions to your garden. Here are five plants that you can grow through spring and summer to really add to your garden:

Sweet Peas
If you want to grow sweet peas from seed, you can start in autumn, but you can just as easily buy plants that are ready to plant in your garden. This super fragrant flower comes in a variety of vibrant colours to you have real flexibility with the colour scheme of your garden. Sweet peas do love something to climb so they will need a support frame. They also benefit from regular cuttings which not only encourages growth but provides you with lovely flowers to bring inside and brighten up any room.

Tulips 
This beautifully colourful flower loves to flower between March and May and will really add to your garden through spring. Tulips can be grown and survive in a pot or be moved into a garden bed.

Olive Trees 
If you’re looking for one will really set you apart from your friends this is it! Growing an olive tree may seem daunting because they can be a significant addition to your garden, but they’re actually much easier to maintain than you might think. The olive tree is a slow-growing and therefore a great choice to grow in a pot! Place your pot, or if you choose to plant it in the ground, somewhere sunny but with good drainage. Once your tree is producing fruit you can use the olives in a variety of ways but a simple and delicious summer salad is hard to beat, and your tree can produce fruit for years to come!

Ferns 
It can be easy to think that all plants should be kept in a sunny part of the garden, but some actually prefer some shade. Ferns are a great example of plants that do well, either potted or planted, in the shade. They need very little maintenance and can really fill out any gaps in your garden to help you create a balanced space.

Herbs 
Just as with the olive trees, growing herbs in your garden can have multiple benefits, you not only get a lovely splash of colour but have something delicious to cook with as well! Plants like rosemary and thyme have the added benefit of producing edible flowers. Thyme is a great choice to plant in early spring, and once it's ready to harvest you can dry or freeze the sprigs and use them to really boost the flavour of your dishes.

Do you grow any plants or are you planning to?

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16 comments

  1. I love tulips, they're so pretty xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  2. Sweet peas smell absolutely incredibly but my favourite flower is a Sunflower x

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  3. I love tulips. I'd love to get into gardening more this year!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  4. I do lvoe flowers - they really brighten up my day!

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  5. Great tips if you love to garden x

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  6. I would love to grow herbs but I don’t have a green thumb unfortunately.

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  7. I really want to grow a little herb garden with my little girl this year.

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  8. I love tulips! They're so pretty x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  9. I love having flowers around it brightens my day!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  10. I so LOVE tulips at this time of year - they are SO beautiful!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  11. I am a massive fan of tulips and herbs in my garden. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  12. I’d love to be more into gardening and have lots of tulips planted.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  13. Tulips are such a stunning flower and perfect for spring! My mum loved sweet peas so they have a special place in my head and clearly daisies are a lot of fun too! c;

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  14. I love Tulips. So glad Spring is nearly here x

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  15. I really can't wait for spring to really kick in

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