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Spring gardening: 5 of the easiest flowers to grow – plant this weekend for summer blooms

Life & StyleSpring gardening: 5 of the easiest flowers to grow - plant this weekend for summer blooms


Sweet Peas

Sow between March and May, plant out between May and June, for flowers between June and October

Sweet peas are delicate flowers which offer a wide variety of colours from blue to peach.

These flowers prefer to sit in open, sunny positions and enjoy well-drained but moisture-retentive soil.

Sweet peas are well suited to growing in pots, but you should use peat-free compost and a slow-release fertiliser for healthy blooms.

Sunflower

Sow seeds between March and May, plant out between May and June, for flowers between June and September.

Sunflowers are a great way to get the whole family involved with gardening.

They can grow up to heights of two metres and provide recognisable, large yellow blooms.

Sow seeds in small pots March-May and plant out in the garden May-June.

To grow sunflowers, you need a sunny, sheltered spot and good soil.

Adding well-rotted manure can provide an added punch for sunflowers.



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