Does your neighbor’s garden burgeon with colour, and their containers drip with flowers while yours look brown and crispy? Are you struggling to bring your garden back to life? The fact is, some flowers may be easier to grow than others and require less care! Here is a list of 10 different flowers which are easy to grow and are guaranteed to make your garden look bright and cheerful!
Very easy to grow from sunflower seeds, just find a sunny, sheltered spot and watch them grow! Don’t forget to provide some support once they get a bit taller. Seeds from your sunflowers are also very healthy, great addition to salads!
2. Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas are known for their fragrance and are very popular garden flowers in UK. If don’t want to plant seeds, you can buy sweet pea plug plants to speed things up a bit. Plant them in a sunny spot, close to a supportive fence and add a plenty of water.
Probably one of the easiest flowers to plant. Simple scatter the seeds across a patch of soil and watch them grow! As the flowers fade over time, the plant will set seeds for next year.
Plant your Aquilegias in small pots and once they come out you can transplant them to your garden. These flowers tolerate almost any conditions in sun or semi-shade and come in all colour combinations!
5. Eschoscholzia (Californian Poppy)
These exotic flowers are for you if you are not a fan of watering. The flowers thrive in poor and dry soil and full sun. Best to plant in the edges and corners of the garden where you don’t water.
Very easy to grow bedding plants, seeds are easy to handle and grow very quickly.
7. Hardy Geranium (Cranesbill)
Low maintenance flowers, not difficult to grow from seeds, even easier from bare roots.
Looks great on patio and is widely used for handing baskets and containers. There are many varieties of fuchias to choose from and you can encourage their growth by pinching out the tips of each stem while the plants are still young.
Quick growing flowers, sow them in borders as ground cover or let them spill out of containers. The large nasturtium seeds can be sown directly into the soil – just wait until after the last frosts. Try some of their edible flowers in a salad or as a pretty garnish.
Another garden favourite, very easy to grow from pansy plug plants, which are also very cheap. Many varieties to choose from, just remember to cut off the faded flowers to encourage growth.