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What to plant in your garden for summer?


Summer is the best time of year to make the most out of your garden. Picture a hot day, with a green lawn and cheery, bright flowers. Lovely right? If you’re wanting to know what plants to grow this summer to achieve the most colourful garden, and to welcome those butterflies, bees, and ladybugs, then look no further. Here are our top flowers to plant in your garden for the most colourful summer.


Erigerons are pretty, daisy-like flowers, which flower from May through to October. These plants are versatile, easy-going and low maintenance, making them ideal for most gardens, especially those with lots of concrete areas, due to their ‘softening’ effect on hard landscapes.









Sweet peas
Sweet peas are easy to grow flowers which flower throughout summer and into autumn. They’re easy to grow and come in a range of beautiful colours, perfect for planting in pots, or on the ground to achieve colourful displays. Try planting sweet peas near a seating area, or even a vase to fill the air with a lovely fragrance!










Perennial wallflowers
Perennial wallflowers are bright and fragrant flowers, which flower all year round. The Erysiumum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ is one of the most loved species, bearing masses of mauve flowers on tall spires for months on end. For planting, grow in moist, but well-drained soil, or sun or partial shade.










Potentillas are easy to grow, compact shrubs, which blossom in a range of lovely colours, from spring to autumn. Potentillas thrive in sunny areas, making them perfect for growing as floral hedges or borders. To plant, grow in well-drained, fertile soil, in an open sunny position – your garden will thank you!










Marigold is a popular, no-fuss annual plant which will bring the colour of sunshine to your garden; from yellows, reds, and golds to copper and brass – nothing says Summer more than these colours! Most marigolds thrive in sunny areas, known for withstanding hot summers. To plant, marigolds can grow in dry or moist soil, so its up to you! 










Head over to GreenThumb Gardens to colour up your garden this summer! 


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