March and April might mean showers but it is also the start of spring flowers! London is getting greener in the sunshine and we thought we'd share some of our favourite spring time blooms, for outside and in.
We ended March with some Easter displays at one of our client's sites including some beautiful soft cream and blush Orchids. These along with daffodils got everyone in the mood for Easter eggs and the beginnings of spring. A few bunnies and a bit of chocolate may also have helped!
Moving into April means people are getting back outdoors and enjoying the London sunshine. Some of our favourite outdoor plants that are flowering at the moment will be on show around town. Here are just a few we really love and have been spotting around London.
Chinese Redbud (Cercis chinensis Avondale)
These shrubs or trees have bright pink blossoms in March and April adding bright flowers to gardens and streets before the heart shaped, pale green leaves appear for the summer months. What a pop of colour to get you in the mood for warmer weather!
Image via leafland.co.nz
Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)
Bright colours and a beautiful scent make these the perfect plant both indoors and out in spring. They come in many different colours including blue, yellow, pink, orange, red and purple with slim green leaves. There are now over 2000 varieties of these popular spring flowering plants available! If you go for bulbs they'll need to be planted in autumn but you can buy them already grown for some immediate spring colour and scent.
Image via joyofplants.co.uk
It is hard to imagine a British spring without the yellow Daffodil flowers appearing. They are the sunny herald of spring in gardens and parks across the UK in early spring. They come in a surprising number of varieties - with different coloured and shaped petals. You can see more of the hugely varied divisions of Daffodils on the RHS site
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Mountain Witch Alder (Fothergilla Major)
The white blooms on this lovely spring flowering plant are highly scented and made up entirely of stamens. These brush-like flowers appear before or along with the textured green leaves, giving extra interest in spring. It is an unusual and low maintenance option for spring garden colour.
Image via Wikipedia
For more seasonal planting inspiration you can follow us on Pinterest where we have lots of information and boards filled with ideas for planting in different seasons. We are filling up our Spring planting ideas along with summer and winter so you can plan ahead.