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Top Plants and Flowers To Liven Up Your Garden This Spring!

After a relaxing and – for some – sunny Easter break, you may be starting to think about transforming your garden in preparation for the upcoming summer months. Not only is gardening a great form of gentle exercise, perfect for those with movement issues or who find strenuous exercise uncomfortable, but venturing into nature and spending time in the sunshine is a great way to boost your mood. With this blog we’d like to bring to your attention our partner site CareCo Gardening, your go-to for all of your gardening needs. Run by three experienced nurserymen, CareCo Gardening can help you grow, develop and nurture your plants, whether you have acres of land or a window box. Today we’d like to show you some examples of what’s available to help you get started.

In preparation for summer we recommend you try out our Summer Flowering Bulbs, in particular our Bumper 200 Summer Flowering Bulb Collection, a superb kit full of various bulbs that’ll produce brightly coloured flowers in an array of shapes and scents. The variations included in the pack are easy to grow and look after, ideal for use in pots and outdoor arrangements, and will survive those chillier summer nights. Plant them in the spring and they’ll bloom right through until July, giving you months of dazzling colour. 200 bulbs for only £14.99? That’s a deal you can’t miss out on!

Mixed Fragrant Patio Freesias
Mixed Fragrant Patio Freesias

For the more experienced gardener why not try our summer flowering Mixed Fragrant Patio Freesias (£9.99) or Glamourous Gladioli (£12.99). Perfect for planting in patio pots or in borders, the freesias are sweetly scented and will definitely attract lots of wildlife into your garden, while the gladioli can grow up to 1m in height, adding a variation in size and shape into your arrangements.

We also offer a wide range of roses, extremely popular with many gardeners due to their intense pigmentation and smell. Why not try the Queen Elizabeth (£6.99), one of the most sought after species of rose available largely due to its bright pink shade. Plant any time between October to April and the Queen Elizabeth will bloom from May to late September, giving you a whole summer of pleasure. Or what about the sunshine yellow Guy’s Gold (£6.99), ideal for contrasting against any darker shrubs you may have already planted.

Blackberries
Blackberries

CareCo Gardening also stock a huge selection of fruit and vegetable seeds, as well as potatoes and herbs. We all know how important it is to aim for a healthy diet and to get as many of your five-a-day as possible, and growing your own food is not only a cheap but extremely rewarding solution. The Complete Fruit Bush Garden pack (£19.99) will get you well on your way to growing a bustling edible garden, complete with strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries and blackberries. If you’re more of a savory sort, why not try our Vegetable Seed Bundle Deal (£18.99), a variation of 10 different seed packets, from peas and beans to cucumbers and lettuce. Growing your own vegetables will not only save you money on your food bill but it’s also a fun way to help encourage your children and grandchildren to get into gardening.

Whether you’re after inspiration to help liven up your garden or are looking for accessories such as bird feeders and compost bins, CareCo Gardening have it all and can deliver it to your door! Also, don’t forget CareCo’s wide range of Gardening Aids; from Ergonomic Hand Tools to Long Reach Trowels and Forks, we stock everything you’d need to get you well on your way.

You can trust CareCo to bring you the best products at the lowest prices every time.