Garden Design Cheltenham – 10 easy to grow flowers for your garden
Kids love them and they are really easy to grow! The Mongolian Giant Sunflower can grow up to 14 feet tall. Simply sow the seeds into the ground in a sunny but sheltered spot and watch them start growing. Make sure that you provide support for the stems as they start to get taller.
Sweet peas smell absolutely fantastic, and the more flowers you pick the more they produce. The large seeds make them easy to handle . They require a nice sunny spot, something to clim on like a fence and plenty of water. Do keep an eye out for slugs and snails though as they like the young shoots.
A beautiful and easy plant to grow, simply scatter the seeds across a bare patch of soil and nature will do the rest.
These plants grow from seed and will come back again each year. Once they have established themselves in your garden they will set seed all by themselves so you won’t be short of new plants. They tolerate most conditions sun or semi shade.
If you don’t find watering much fun the the Eschshcolzia is the perfect plant for you. The brightly coloured annuals are very happy in dry solid and full sun. These plants tend to look after themselves, simply scatter the seed where you want them and watch the magic happen! Each year they will set seed so the following summer colour will return to your garden.
Nasturtiums are a great plant for the kids to have a go at growing. Not only do they grow quickly but they are very colourful as well. Wait until after the frosts then sow your seeds directly into the soil.
A staple in the work of bedding plants. Marigolds are another fast growing colourful flower. There is a marigold to suit every spot in your garden from tall types for the backs of borders to shorter types for posts and containers, just find a nice sunny spot.
These pretty low maintenance plants are always popular. You can grow from seed or bare roots, they will return year after year and add colour to all parts of your garden.
These easy to grow plants are loved for hanging baskets and containers. They come in an array of different colours and sizes.
You can grow these lovely little plants from seed but it is even easier to grow them from pansy plug plants. Remember to dead head the flowers to encourage re-growth
images from: Thompson & Morgan