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For a gardener, nothing beats the start of spring with plants beginning to wake up from their dormant period over the winter months and bulbs beginning to bloom.

All the hard work planting the bulbs will have happened during the autumn and seeing them spring to life is a sure sign warmer weather is on the way.

If like me, you forget what you planted and where, there is always the joy that comes with spotting that first tulip or daffodil and seeing the blooms bring a splash of colour to the garden.

And for bulbs that have been in the garden for a few years, seeing familiar plants wake up and take their place in your design scheme.

Here are some of the blooms you’ll be enjoying this spring:


These are one of the first plants to start to flower with their small, milk white bell-shaped flowers. These multiply freely over time and will bring Spring cheer to your garden year after year.

Blue Grape Hyacinths

Blue Grape Hyacinths with their tiny bell-shaped blue-purple florets, look like an upside-down bunch of grapes.

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These will multiply and spread and are perfect for naturalising under trees and in borders.

The flowers will look good for weeks and look beautiful when cut and displayed indoors.


What better spring flower is there? Tulips come in a huge range of colours and textures and will create an eye-catching display in borders or in patio planters.

Tulips are easy to grow and resilient even during chilly spells and in exposed spots in the garden.

Tete a Tete Dwarf Daffodils

This compact plant is perfect for small gardens, in window boxes and planters or to simply plant in pots to enjoy on your windowsill.

They flower from the end of February to April with the flowers a golden, buttercup yellow with darker centres.

Siberian Squills

Siberian squills are dainty spikes of nodding, bell-shaped violet blue flowers with slender, glossy leaves.

These will naturalise in areas of semi-shade and will flower year after year.

Chionodoxa Pink Giant – Glory of the Snow

These are one of the prettiest spring flowering bulbs producing pink star shaped flowers. Chionodoxa are perfect for alpine gardens, rockeries or borders and will spread over time.

Chris Bonnett is a gardening expert from GardeningExpress.co.uk.

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