IF YOU want to add some colour to your garden in time for summer, it’s not too late.
You can still add these bulbs to your garden and they’ll flower just in time for your summer garden parties.Lilies are perfect to plant in time for summer[/caption]
Gardening pro Mark Lane explained in Express.co.uk that you can plant your summer bulbs in your flower beds or even in pots on your patio, as long as they’ll get enough light.
The pro confessed that his top five summer bulbs are: “dahlias, lilies, eucomis, crocosmia and begonia.”
If you’re planning on nipping to the garden centre to get your hands on them it’s importnat to remember that summer bulbs are “sun worshipers.”
Mark said: “Plant them in your garden in full sun on a layer of gravel or sharp horticultural sand.”
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If you’re in a hurry to get your bulbs to bloom the pro suggested making a headstart.
“You can grow summer bulbs indoors in a greenhouse, conservatory or warm porch for a month or two before transplanting them outdoors,” he said.
You can also plant these bulbs in your borders to fill in annoying gaps if that’s more your thing.
If you you’re a fan of dahlias there are loads of different types to choose from.
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The pro suggested having a good look around online before picking your dahlias, since there are so many verities to chose from.
Mark added that as well as his top five bulbs other great options include “the lactiflora varieties of peony, agapanthus, gladioli, nerine for late summer or early autumn, as well as canna and zantedeschia.”
But if you’re wanting to make a statement and be the envy of all your neighbours you can’t go wrong with Eucomis pole-evansii.
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Mark explained that although this bulb is more pricey than others it will more than make up for it with it’s extreme growth.
“It will reach two metres in height in a single season,” he said, adding that they are great in boarders and are very hardy.There are loads of different types of dahlias you can add to your garden[/caption] Pink Begonia’s can add a dash of colour to your boarders[/caption]