Summer bulbs are now in stock and looking ahead they are a good way to fill gaps in the border and give a vibrant splash of colour. Large flowering Gladioli, Freesia, Nerine and Dahlia, including a special range in exciting colours to commemorate the forthcoming Olympics. If you are going to use them to drop into the border then ‘any old pot will do’. Just half fill it with compost and then place three or four bulbs on top, then add more compost to cover them. They are then best kept in a green house or sheltered site until the weather has warmed up. 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.
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.