Whether you have an expansive football pitch or a tiny terrace plant it with passion. Planting an evergreen backdrop and a rotation of perennials (plants that will relentlessly pop up every year) for each season will ensure your space has colour and vibrancy all year round. It is a formula that will work in most spaces. Planting en mass is always an eye catcher and keeping your selection of specimens to a minimum will ensure your space looks relaxed and natural and doesn’t end up looking like a mismatched patchwork. Keeping the colour palate simple will also help make sure that plants will make maximum impact with minimum effort. Start simply – it always easier to add on afterwards if the desired effect hasn’t been achieved first time round.
An expanse of tulips interspersed with primroses would make an equal impact on a small patio planted in containers, troughs or window boxes.
For early spring a simlar effect could be achieved using narcissi interspersed with snowdrops and muscari or for late spring try planting bluebells and primroses. Forget-me-nots are also a useful self seeder that look great with all the spring flowers. The combination of colours and plants is yours to choose.
May Peace Be With You
White Tulips and Chrysanthemum
White Tulips and chrysanthemums
Pretty in Pink –
Tulips and Wallflowers
Feeling Hot Hot Hot
Yellow Tulips and Orange Wallflowers
Spring is the visible beginning of the gardening year and a good time to excite your interest for the rest of the year. Mark your calender for next autumn to remind you to plant some spring bulbs for next spring or get some ready grown ones in for this year before it is too late. The daffodils are already beginning to fade but this can only mean they are making room for the tulips and bluebells to have their proud moment on stage.
Don’t be afraid to pack them in!
Happy Spring Planting