We’re always looking for ways to beautify our plots. Thoughts of high spring and summer come to mind right now and all the beautiful plants that come with these exciting seasons.
The Chelsea Flower Show may not be on this year, but perhaps we can all conjure up a little of the excitement of it by planting up some of its most iconic plants – bearded irises perhaps, foxgloves, geums, salvias and, of course, alliums galore!
If you missed the allium bulb-planting boat in autumn and have regretted it, don’t worry, you don’t have to miss out this year as there’s still time to squeeze a fabulous display of them in your garden with pre-grown potted plants.
While garden centres may still be closed, online seed merchants, plant sellers and nurseries are having a very busy time of it sending out mail order plants, so make the most of the internet if you can and seek out suppliers there.
If needs be ask family or friends to order for you and have plants delivered direct to your door.
Here’s a selection of fantastic varieties of pre-grown allium plants, all available now to get through the post.
- Allium giganteum – A 1.5m tall, neat, large-bloomed classic that’s loved by pollinators for pots and borders. From Burncoose
- A. sphaerocephalon – Lovely egg-shaped, two-tone flowers atop metre tall slender stems from midsummer. From Crocus
- Allium ‘Millenium’ – Fantastic chive-like clumps of purple blooms up to 40cm tall for the middle and front of borders. From Dobies
- Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ – Often hailed as the best all-round garden and flower arranging allium, a true classic. 1m tall. From Woottens Plants