The top 5 plants to bring your garden to life this spring

Spring in England is usually still a bit chilly; the t-shirts and flip-flops aren’t out quite yet. However, the plants in your garden are just waiting to flourish. These can change your garden from being a leafy, frosted patch of ground into a bright and attractive space.

Daffodils are the first indicator that spring is really here. With bright flowers and a wide range of shapes and sizes they can illuminate a garden within a few weeks of warm weather. These flowers are also easy to maintain as they do not need cutting and they should be left to die back on their own. The bulbs also duplicate once they have finished blooming, so the next year you will hopefully have twice as many.

Pansies are a classic for spring gardeners. With bright petals and easy to grow indoors and out they only need a small amount of sunlight to flourish. If you are planning a new garden you should expect these flowers to be around 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Being large and brightly coloured means they are perfect for a spring centrepiece or brightening up a shaded room.

Lilac brings the smell of spring into the house and garden. A traditional favourite and often seen as large trees they also come in the form of shrubs, which saves space for the smaller garden. Place them near your bifolding or sliding doors so this flower lets the scent of spring into your home.

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