Spring woodland planting

Now that Spring has arrived, the blossoms are on the trees and the spring flowers are in full bloom.

Blossom trees are a great way to bring a garden to life in Spring with bursts of colour, structure and height. This Prunus Snow Fountain can grow up to 3m and looks stunning underplanted with spring bulbs to create a woodland effect. Everyone knows of daffodils and tulips in Spring, but there are now a huge range of varieties which can give quite different effects in the garden.  Using a limited colour scheme really increases the visual effect.

Suggested underplanting to create a woodland feel:

  • Snowdrops (Galanthus) for early flowers and matching the white blossoms of the tree.
  • Daffodils – there are a huge range of daffodils now available and Narcissus ‘Rip Van Winkle’ is a dwarf variety with beautiful, yellow, spiky flowers, quite unlike the typical daffodil.
  • Tulipa Negrita – a classic purple tulip which will contrast beautifully with the yellow daffodils.
  • English bluebells (Hyacinthoides Non Scripta) – choosing a delicate violet variety will complement the other flowers and they will spread to form a carpet of colour in the years to come.

 

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