There is a wide range of
plants that can be grown to give flower colour in early spring.
Sometimes called winter bedding, but spring bedding is a more
Some plants will have flowers in the middle of winter – notably the winter flowering pansies. Some primroses and polyanthus will also have flower, but the winter pansies are best.
colour can be achieved in the early spring,
with planting choice of Forget-me-nots (myosotis),
Primulas, Pansies and violas, aubrietas -
aubrietias, wallflowers (Erysimum) bellis
daisies and yellow alyssum. If you add the
spring flowering bulbs to that list and
include tulips, daffodils, crocus, snowdrops
and hyacinths, you can blast away the winter
blues with a mass of colour.
Spring bedding plants normally start to flower at end of March – depending upon variety and of course the weather conditions.
All of the plants in the above list can be bought at good garden centres or nurseries from September onwards, and should be planted early enough to get established before the winter sets in. Bulbs will be in stock from August onward, with daffodils (narcissus) needing to be planted at end of August or early September. October is fine for tulips (Not earlier).
By David Hughes - email@example.com