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The Best Flowers to Plant for a Summer Bloom

As it does every year, summer has crept around quicker than ever. With the weather getting better, now is a great time to think about preparing your garden for a beautiful summer bloom.

If you didn’t plant any flowers in Spring, you’re not too late to enjoy a colourful garden in 2018. We’ve put together the best flowers you should plant ASAP to guarantee a bright and cheerful summer.


Any garden that has planted marigolds is instantly a happy place. Marigolds come in bright yellows and oranges making them a must-have flower for the summer months. These little flowers require a lot of sunshine and little maintenance; perfect for the busy and hot summer period.


For fans of pinks and purples, these flowers are ideal. Asters are ideal for a summer bloom because they can withstand the warmth of a British heatwave. These plants can survive from spring to autumn, meaning they can give any lacklustre garden a boost all year through.


Add a tropical feel to your garden with the beautiful hibiscus flower. These plants can grow surprisingly large and require little maintenance; all they want is space and water! The best thing about the hibiscus flower is they come in a range of different colours including white, pink, red, orange, yellow and more.

Purple Coneflower

Attract some summer wildlife to your garden like birds and butterflies with the beautiful purple coneflower. This flower will need some space in your garden to allow it to grow and spread. The orange pistil surrounded by vibrant purple petals will be a stunning and unique addition to any garden.


For those wanting to harvest crops in the summer, the best vegetables to plant for a summer bloom would be lettuce, spinach, beans, rocket and courgettes. The best part is that they all take little effort and maintenance to grow, making them perfect for beginners too.

Whether you are a novice or expert in the garden, our gardening and plants department will certainly have what you need. We have a huge range of beautiful plants available, not to mention everything you need to let them bloom!

For more information, visit us in store at Polhill Garden Centre. Our friendly team are more than happy to help you choose the right products for your garden or outdoor space. You can get in touch by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01959 534212.