How to: Plant Our Top 3 Summer Bulbs

As long as the spring offers some warmth, it’s time to plant these in beds or containers. Try our top three summer flowering bulbs to plant now...

Lilies

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There are lilies for almost every situation, either towering over you or for the front of the border. For a real showstopper, choose Lilium Stargazer with its highly fragrant, deep pink and white blooms, ideal for cutting. It grows a metre high.

Gladioli

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Flamboyant blooms on stems up to a metre tall make these a real winner. The flowers, present from July until September, are perfect for cutting and their vibrant colours add drama to any garden. Ideal for sun or partial shade.

Crocosmia

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The bright, fiery orange or red flowers of these robust plants bloom in late summer and are perfect for the middle of a border. Very easy to grow, you can expect plants to reach about a metre tall and to create a healthy clump.

A range of bulbs are available now in-store, priced £2.99 per pack or £0.99 per loose bulb.

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