What should I plant in my flower garden?

What should I plant in my flower garden

Are you looking for flowers to plant in your flower garden? Take a look through our recommendations below…

Daffodils, Narcissus spp.


Daffodils are classic spring flowers; they are admirably adapted to the British weather to survive harsh conditions. They have vibrant yellow flowers, adding a hint of colour to gardens across the UK. There are 250 species of daffodils supplying assorted colours and early and late flowering types. They make a perfect addition to any flower bed, only requiring a well-drained flower bed with access to full sun.

  • Flowers: February– May
  • Height x spread: 30cm x 5cm

Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos is easy to grow in your flower garden; you can fill large areas with one packet of seeds. This flower shares various similarities to daisies, such as long stems held on stems. The cosmos is sure to attract a collection of pollinators such as bees. Cosmos comes in diverse colors and varieties to suit your flower garden.

Flowers: June- October

Height x spread: 1.2m x 60cm

Primrose, Primula vulgaris

Primrose Plant

Primrose is native to Britain and is an extremely loved spring flower. During spring, it blooms charming pale-yellow petals decorated with ornate green leaves. Primroses, over time, tend to grow in clumps that can be easily separated and repotted to increase the size of your garden display. In addition, the primrose can self-seed in the right environment. Ideally, a primrose would be best grown in fractional shade and damp soil. Primrose thrives among forget-me-nots and snowdrops without competition for natural resources.

  • Flowers: March- May
  • Height x spread: 20cm x 35 cm

Giant Sunflower, Helianthus giganteus


The Giant sunflower is the tallest species of sunflower. It has a generous surface area on its flower head to attract pollinators such as the honeybee; the middle is scattered with edible seeds that humans, pollinators and birds consume. To help your sunflower strive, a support beam may need to reach maximum height. Sunflowers prefer a sunny, sheltered spot with healthy soil.

  • Flowers: July-early Autumn
  • Height x spread: 8-10 ft x 4-6ft

Marigold, Tagetes


Marigold plays a significant role in your back garden ecosystem by luring backyard pests away from your other plants and attracting predators that will predate the problems. Their vibrant colours must have in all flower gardens standing out among other plants. Marigolds must be planted in spots exposed to the sun the longest to allow them to bloom for the whole season.

  • Flower: Early Summer- Late Autumn
  • Height x Spread: 30cm x 5cm

Cottage pinks, Dianthus plumarius

Dianthus plumarius

Cottage pinks are commonly recognized by their pink exterior and the spicy fragrance they admit. This fragrance proves helpful in making the plant drought resistant- helping survive the British summer heat wave. Their scent doesn’t tend to affect many animals but tends to attract butterflies. As the name highlights, they come in different pinks; however, an assortment of colours is available.

  • Flowers: June- September
  • Height x spread: 20 inches x 50 cm

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