Summer bulbs are a fantasic, yet very simple and low maintenance splash of colour to the garden and can also be a great way to fill gaps in your borders and some of the best examples come in the form of the large flowering Gladioli, Freesia, Nerine and Dahlia.
If you are going to use them to drop into the border then, this can be done in one of two ways, either simply by planting the bulb, or by planting them in a small container, which can then be moved around to whichever gap you need to fill. Just half fill the container with compost and place three or four bulbs on top, then add more compost to cover them.
Many can also be grown in a prettier pot to stand on the patio, choose a nice sunny spot and ensure they have good drainage.
Ideally, in order to be flowering in summer they need to be planted in the spring, after the risk of frost has passed. They are in stock here at Elmwood Garden Centre from early spring onwards.
Inspiration & advice
If you look hard you can always find something that needs doing in the garden. At any one time there is always something looking at its best that will catch the eye. Whether planting bulbs, mulching shrubs or planting up containers, maybe we can give you some inspiration.