Let’s start with Spring as that is when the garden really comes to life:
Tulips – The varieties are endless, and with single, double or parrot tulips in brights (red, orange, purple and yellow) to the soft pastel shades of cream, white, pink and lilac, you have a wealth of choice. There are now some gorgeous new varieties in toffee, blush, burnt orange and deep plum – these are my personal favourites.
Ranunculus – These are beautiful with an intricate layering of delicate petals and are the perfect substitute for a peony or garden rose. They come in a range of bright and pastel colours, similar to the tulips.
Anenomes – These are available in purple, burgundy, red and white – the white variety with a black centre is truly unique.
Narcissi – Classically available in white, cream, bright and soft yellow with a variety of different coloured centres and known for their heady fragrance.
Hellebores – Available throughout the winter and into the spring, the hellebores are stunning and available in white, green, pinks and plums.
Muscari – These tiny “grape hyacinths” are usually found in soft & dark blue and white and a real spring classic.
Blossom – Spring is the best time for blossom of all kinds, including cherry, apple & viburnum to name but a few.
Sweet Peas – These start to appear in late spring and the British grown ones are the best for colour and fragrance, usually known for the soft pastel shades.
Lilac – This beautifully scented blooms are available in white, lilac, and a deep pinky purple.