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Best plants for quick springtime garden colour

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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Daffodils are here, tulips are coming and if you didn’t plant bulbs this autumn, you might be feeling a little wistful. Especially if you’re getting ready to sell or let your property, a bright and blooming garden would help your property photography and get people through the door. Here's how you can spring into action and bring flower power to your space, fast.

🌸 Get growing: if you’re adding some colour to give your property photography a premium feel, you may want to ditch the digging and use plant pots here. That way, you can pick and change where you grow them for the best impact, and when you move, you can take your new blooms with you.

There may still be the odd cold snap on the way, so we're sharing a few hardier plant recommendations.

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Plant pansies and primrose

Precious Petals

With Pansies and Primrose, you can typically get a quick trayful in a garden centre and plant multiples in a pot. They have a consistent show of spring flowers, so you can rely on them to shine, even if you’ve got a last-minute viewing.

Fern for garden

Green your garden

Nothing says healthy and lively better than green, and with these leafy lads, you won’t need to deadhead spent blooms to keep them looking perfect. It might be a bit cold for some ferns – especially if they're overwintered inside instead of a sheltered outdoor place, but on sunny days you’re in the clear.

Hellebore for year-round garden

Year-round glamour

If you want a bit of both worlds, hellebore have the most elegant nodding blooms now. They’re super sturdy for surprise freezes and the evergreen foliage keeps your garden beautiful throughout the year.

Whet their appetite

On the topic of green, herbs can make hardy container plants that’ll tough out those last wintry breezes and bring excellent texture to your landscape. With a mint, lemon balm or rosemary you’ve got beauty and perfume through your spring viewings and a garnish for your cocktail when you’re celebrating the sale!

Play in the London clay

If you want to add plants directly to your garden to give an early kick before your perennials take over, Dianthus are cheap and cheerful with tonnes of tiny pink flowers and a spicy perfume. Scent is highly memorable, so if you want yours to be the viewing that stands out, you’ll want a pleasing perfume.

Cultivate kerb appeal

You don’t need a big garden to have outdoor appeal some buyer or renter’s going to fall in love with. From balcony blooms to front step magic, you can provide a warm welcome into any home with some well-placed pots.

Craving a cuppa under the London sky? Dream of barbecuing with mates in your own urban oasis? In a city like London, where space is king, having an outdoor area adds value to your home. Whether it's a charming balcony for morning tea or space enough to grow your own veggies, potential buyers are looking for a slice of the outdoors. So, if you're selling, be sure to highlight this coveted feature – it could be the key to landing that perfect buyer.

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