Looking good in the garden this month

There’s plenty of interest in the garden now and here’s a selection of a few plants in flower and looking great at the moment.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’
Alliums, are grown for their showy flower heads, which come in wide range of sizes and shades of blue, purple, white and yellow. They have densely packed umbels of deep violet, star-shaped flowers which appear in early summer. They thrive in a sheltered, well-drained sunny position.

 

Allium Globemaster

Allium ‘Globemaster’
Alliums, are grown for their showy flower heads, which come in wide range of sizes and shades of blue, purple, white and yellow. They have densely packed umbels of deep violet, star-shaped flowers which appear in early summer. This spectacular giant mauve globe allium follows on from Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ in its flowering season.

Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

Choisya × dewitteana ‘Aztec Pearl’
An evergreen, quite compact shrub with slender glossy dark green leaves. In late spring it has clusters of fragrant white flowers tinged pink when in bud. If you’re lucky, it may well flower again in autumn.

 

 

Purple Clematis

Clematis
There is a Clematis for every aspect and situation. It’s a versatile plant that can be grown on pergolas, walls, in containers of left to scramble through trees and shrubs. Keep the base of the plant and the roots cool and shaded by either positioning other plants, or placing a layer of flat stones at the base.

 

Euphorbia

Euphorbia characias subsp.
This handsome Euphorbia has large, dome-shaped, chartreuse-green flowers which are produced on towering spikes high above the foliage from March to May. It will bring structure and an architectural quality to any garden.

 

Erigeron karvinskianusErigeron karvinskianus
This is a low growing perennial which has masses of small daisies with yellow centres that emerge white then turn pink, giving this plant an unusual two-tone effect. It will flower throughout the summer and quickly spread throughout the border, often self-seeding readily. It is extremely versatile, being happy both in sun or partial shade. It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

English Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta
More commonly known as the common bluebell. The wild bluebell tends to grow in wooded areas in shade or dappled sunshine, and flowers for about a month in early spring each year. They make wonderful cut flowers for the house, and their heady scent pervades the air, bringing the promise of summer.

 

Nepeta sibirica

Nepeta sibirica
Lovely loose spikes of lavender-blue flowers held high above aromatic, lance-shaped leaves and flowering over a long period in summer and early autumn.

 

 

Tulip flowersTulips
There’s a tulip for every setting, from small “species” tulips in naturalized woodland areas to larger tulips that fit formal garden plantings from beds to borders. This brightly coloured jewel announces Spring’s arrival. Tulips come in enough colours, shapes and sizes to inspire every gardener’s creativity.

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