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Crocosmias add Warm Colour to your Summer Border

Crocosmias are low-maintenance and reliable. They’re fully hardy, so once planted you can leave them virtually to their own devices and they’ll reward you with a repeat display year after year, gradually forming a larger, more impressive clump each time. Plant them in sun or partial shade among other flowering plants for a traditional, cottage-garden effect, or with bold foliage plants to create a tropical or contemporary look.

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Top 10 Summer Flowering Bulbs to Plant in Spring

Summer-flowering bulbs provide some of the biggest, best and most exotic-looking blooms, and spring is the best time to plant them. Not only do they look fabulous growing in borders or containers, but many make wonderful cut flowers too, so you can also enjoy freshly-picked blooms in your home. You’ll often find these beauties ready-grown and in full bloom at the garden centre during summer, but this is the most expensive way to buy them. With a small amount of early planning you can easily grow them yourself, setting your garden up to be a colourful oasis at a fraction of the price. So, if you’re itching to get out in the garden or even just to start planning your...

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Crocosmia: a vibrant, easy to grow summer garden jewel

By Lisa Cox Creating a planting scheme that provides colour and interest all year round can be challenging, especially in mid-summer when many of the early flowerers have faded and you’re waiting for the late summer stars of the show to come to life. Crocosmia (or Montbretia) are one of those brilliant plants that bridge the gap to ensure that you have interest at a time when other plants just aren’t showing off at their best. Rich hues of red, orange and yellow What I love most about Crocosmias is their arching habit and rich hues of red, orange and yellow. So often I work with clients who prefer a more elegant and subdued colour scheme of blues, pinks and...

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