Newbie gardeners across the UK and Ireland are being provided with a list of eight low maintenance flowers to start growing in their garden this summer.
Green-fingered specialists from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have compiled a varied list of easy-care flowers, ideal for new gardeners who are strapped for time.
These tips should provide timely inspiration for those with green fingers as we head towards the summer season, starting on June 21.
A spokesperson from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk said: “Having a flourishing garden doesn’t require complex maintenance or heaps of spare time.
“By planting flowers that require little care, such as peonies or lavender, you can achieve a brilliant garden landscape whilst balancing a busy lifestyle.”
Here is a list of GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk’s Eight Low Maintenance Flowers:
Peonies are drought and slug resistant, making them reliable performers. They bloom best in a spot that sees 6-8 hours of sunlight per day and requires very little maintenance once established.
2. Coneflower (Echinacea)
Echinacea can be a source of food, medicine or simply a bright addition to the garden. They don’t need pruning throughout the year and are compatible with most soil types, making Echinacea as unfussy as they come.
The beauty of wildflowers is that they’re not supposed to look perfect, meaning they’re a low maintenance addition to the garden. They’re also simple to plant, and simply sprinkle wild seed mix over bare soil and you’ll have some bloomers in no time.
Bergenias are a straightforward solution to patches of bare soil. The evergreen leaves cover bare ground all year round, with the promise of a burst of pink in spring when their flowers bloom, known to attract bumble bees.
5. Dwarf Daffodils
These bulbs are known to return yearly, guaranteeing a spring burst of yellow with the potential of multiplying. They are also poisonous to moles and mice, giving you two fewer pests to worry about.
Lavender copes well in drought and frost and is highly likely to return year on year. They’re a great choice if strapped for time, requiring little watering or pruning.
These are great for growing with children due to their planting ease. Sow the seeds in a sunny sheltered spot and watch them grow to great heights.
Snowdrops are perfectly happy to fend for themselves and thrive with minimal care. They can begin blooming as early as January and are a straightforward flower to bloom your garden into spring