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Inject some colour into your garden now the drab winter months are over! These spring flowers will brighten up your day, whatever the weather.

1 Pansy

Pansies spring flowering plants

A great early spring bedding plant, ideal for pots or hanging baskets by the door to greet you when you get home.

2 Daffodil

yellow-daffodil bulbs for spring

An early-flowering bulb that comes in so many shades of cheering yellow! Many consider them to be the quintessential symbol of spring.

3 Crocus

crocus-naturalised-in-the-lawn

Beautiful purple flowers that look best pushing through the lawn. They are one of the first flowers to appear in spring.

4 Helleborus

hellebore a winter flowering plant that's perfect for winter and spring hanging baskets and containers

This is sometimes called the Lenten rose, and is a great flowering perennial for early colour.

5 Muscari

muscari-grape-hyacinth-flowers

Grape hyacinths are popular bulbs and look best combined with other bulbs like daffodils and tulips.

6 Fruit tree blossom

fruit-tree-blossom-attracts-pollinators

Some of the best spring flowers from the branches of crab apple and flowering cherry trees.

7 Hyacinth

hyacinths bring beautiful colour and fragrance to your home at Christmas, force the bulbs to flower early

Most people have these as a houseplant, but they make great garden plants too. And many have a heavenly scent.

8 Tulip

pink-tulip-display water tulips well in spring for lots of flowers

Stunning upright flowers that come in a huge range of colours. They look best as a bold display in the borders when most other plants are dormant.

9 Iris

iris-reticulata is a spring flowering bulb with yellow and white markings on the petals

A late spring-flowering plant that stands tall in the borders and has long strap-like leaves. Best planted in moist soil.

10 Lilac

lilac-tree-flower

This is a beautiful tree that produces delicate flowers in late spring. Many are scented, so cut off a few sprays and put in a vase to enjoy them in the house too.

11 Allium

alliums

A late-flowering bulb that is commonly called the flowering onion. Its tiny purple flowers grow in spears held high on strong stems.

12 Lily of the valley

lily-of-the-valley-white-flowers

A beautiful late spring-flowering plant that produces sprays of delicate bell-shaped white flowers. It smells so sweet too!


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