Planting summer-flowering bulbs will add a punch of colour to your garden from late spring right the way into autumn. They are often tall, showy plants that have rich colours and make great cut flowers.
Summer bulbs illuminate borders and create wonderful container garden displays. Like all bulbs, they are also very easy to grow. Simply put them in the ground and leave them to it!
Technically, many of the plants listed below grow from corms or tubers, not bulbs. The main difference is that bulbs are fleshy and have different layers, like onions. Corms and tubers are solid and the same all the way through.
Here are my top tips for planting summer bulbs, tubers, and corms. It includes lilies, irises, dahlias, gladioli, and begonias.