I'm sure I've seen these somewhere online, but can't find them anywhere. Basically I have two beds pretty much empty, but no time/energy to select and buy plants. Are there any sets you can buy online which will give a good display for the summer (I can cope with the planting & watering!) Am currently watching the gardening programme on QVC feeling sad I'm not going to have a nice garden this year!
Crocus still do and they do a lot of different choices and if you are looking to spend a couple of hundred ££ it would be a great way to do so. I already spend far to much on plants and the garden so limit myself to cheaper sites but you have to be prepared for the plants to be small and have patience whilst they grow.
when you start off with bare beds I find that adding height with pots and troughs help. It can be dispiriting otherwise having loads of tiny little bedding plants. Worth maybe investing in some big shrubs like hydrangea, or some box balls just to give some interest? If you have the money, can you get a designer in? They should be able to give you some really good advice so you have plants that will grow into something amazing. In my garden, I was so desperate for everything to fill out that I bought plants too big for the site. 16 years on I regret a lot of my choices and wished I'd been slightly more patient!
Just be mindful that the parkers one is cheap but the plants supplied are in 5cm pots so very small and will take time to establish. If you have time on your hands that's good. Also have a think about whether you want evergreens to provide all year round interest and colour or if you are happy to have plants that die back in the winter and regrow in the spring/summer. The direction your garden faces is important and also whether it is full sun/shade, type of soil, etc.