Need some small garden ideas to bring Spring to your doorstep?
Can you smell the daffodils yet? We can! Whether you have a large garden, a small back yard, a balcony or just a windowsill – you can always find a place for Spring flowers.
When it comes to utilising your space – gardening offers a lot of room for imagination and creativity. Forget the old fashioned ‘planting a flower into fertile garden soil’ approach. These days people are using empty cans, old wheelbarrows, jam jars or even old wellington boots. Whether you stack them, hang them, the only rule that applies is to love them and then spring bulbs will grow into beautiful flowers.
To see how gardeners around the country have created wonderful gardens in small spaces, visit Garden Design. Here is our list of the top 6 Spring flowering bulbs that you can easily grow at home yourself!
Whenever someone talks about small garden ideas, the daffodil has to be mentioned in the conversation. These flowering bulbs are well-loved and a sure sign that spring is on its way. They are so easy to grow whether that is in containers, borders or grass, with little attention, these reliable Spring flowers are an essential part of any Spring garden – big or small!
Another sure sign that spring has sprung is the bluebells. English Bluebells thrive in damp, shady areas but are surprisingly resilient, even in drought conditions. Always choose English Bluebells rather than the Spanish variety as these are an invasive species. If you see Bluebells in the wild please note that it is illegal to remove or disturb them.
Blooming as early as February, these little beauties never fail to put a smile on our face. These are some of the hardiest and will survive late frost or snow. These little guys are perfect for bringing your small garden ideas to life. Try Crocus ‘Ruby Giant’ – a weather-resistant variety of purple flower that blooms as early as February and provide a valuable source of nectar for pollinating insects in wildlife-friendly gardens.
With so many shapes and colours available, it’s hard to choose just one type of tulip bulb to grow. If you really can’t decide, treat yourself to the brightly-coloured ‘Everlasting Mix’ that has been bred for long-lasting weather resistance.
Lily of the Valley
Although small in size – these little guys will definitely enrich your garden with the fragrant smell of Spring. The newly planted lily of the valley struggles to grow in cold, wet conditions, so we suggest planting the crowns into pots during March, then grow them indoors before planting out.
Although they’re often grown in pots on windowsills, Hyacinths are surprisingly hardy and well suited for growing outdoors in a sunny spot. Hyacinth bulbs are planted in Autumn and bloom beautifully in the Spring. Available in many different varieties and colours, these Spring flowering bulbs are a must amongst your small garden ideas!
Once your garden flowers have bloomed, if you want to bring some of that joy indoors – here are some beautiful vases from our homeware collection: