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By the front Door



Gorgeous blue Muscari are being pushed up by the Tulip leaves growing from below to form a delightful dome shape, in this terracotta planter.

Although it is too late to plant up a container with bulbs like this for Spring, there are summer bulbs you can plant NOW which will flower this year.  I have just treated ourselves to some Lilies which I have completely fallen in love with in the last couple of years.  It is time to leaf through those plant catalogues or head up to a garden centre and treat yourselves too.

Lilium regale is the traditional English country garden variety. Tall, white, scented, trumpet flower with a purple hue to the bud. You won’t be disappointed by this stunning and statuesque plant which will just look better with more blooms every year.

As always there are many other varieties to choose. I have bought L. ‘Zambesi’, an Oriental x Trumpet scented lily and another tall  orange Species lily L. ‘Henryi’ – both flowering in July and I can’t wait.