5 things you need to know about potted summer bulbs

Sunny prospects with these summer heroes

Did you know that the potted summer bulbs Calla, Lily and Ornithogalum (Star of Bethlehem) are the Garden Plants of the Month for July? That’s quite an honour. So we’d like to give you five handy tips about them with some good reasons to invite these beauties into your garden.

5 things you need to know about potted summer bulbs Thejoyofplants.co.uk

1. Take a look

Calla, Lily and Ornithogalum (Star of Bethlehem) boast stunning looks. Their shapes, scents and colours together make them the summer hit of 2017. Place them in a cheerful pot and you’ll be tempted to break into a summer dance.

2. Easy Peasy

Flowering potted summer bulbs flower week after week in both the shade and the sun. Water them regularly and do not allow the soil to dry out. You need to keep an eye on this, particularly if the summer bulbs are planted in pots. Give some extra food every other week and you will have happy guests on your patio.

3.  In good company

The title of summer-flowering potted bulbs isn’t just reserved for Calla, Lily and Ornithogalum. They're in good company in a club with other bulbs like the Dahlia, Begonia, Canna and Agapanthus. They’re all beautiful too!

4. For those who can’t wait

Potted summer bulbs have been raised to maturity by the grower. So you don’t need to pretend to be patient whilst you wait for the summer bulbs to finally show their first flowers - the first buds are already there. Buy, plant, enjoy.

5. Great with an ice cream

Just planting them in the soil is quite an achievement in these temperatures. So it’s time for a summery scoop of home-made ice cream. Bulb in the ground, summer in your hand, summer all around. Happy July!