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Top 10 easy to grow plants

Maintaining a garden is undoubtedly hard work, and sometimes it can definitely feel like you can more brown thumbs rather than green, but fear not! Whether you’re a beginner gardener or you are just looking for some low maintenance plants, there are plenty of plants that are perfect for you. Keep reading for our top 10 picks.


1. Viola


Perfect for your winter containers and baskets, Viola will add some much-needed colour when most other plants have faded. They give so much and require minimal effort to grow them, giving you gorgeous scented blooms from October all the way through to April.

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Viola Teardrop Mix

2. Phlox


Flowering all the way through summer, Phlox offers some serious flower power. They’re hardy, pest resistant, are extremely low maintenance and the bees and butterflies love them- it’s not hard to see why they are so popular!


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Phlox subulata Candy Stripe

3. Geraniums

Hardy Geraniums are one of the very easiest plants to grow and give you so much back. Amazingly floriferous, slug and rabbit resistant, unfussy on soil conditions and they make great ground cover. It’s no wonder the famous gardener Margery Fish said, when asked what the secret to gardening was, ‘When in doubt plant a Geranium!’ We couldn’t agree more.


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Geranium Dilys

4. Narcissus


Bulbs in general are pretty easy-going plants and if you’re going to grow bulbs, what better choice than Daffodils? Loved by everyone, they are the ultimate sign of spring, the cheery blooms will light up your garden like the spring sunshine.


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Narcissus Replete


5. Pansies


Pansies are an ideal plant if you’re a beginner gardener as they are pretty much fool-proof. Perfect for your window boxes, borders, containers and baskets they will bring fragrance and colour from October all the way through to March.


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Pansy Frizzle Sizzle Raspberry

6. Tulips


Can you believe that, in the 17th century, a single Tulip bulb would cost the same as a house? Luckily, that’s not the case anymore and they’re classically beautiful blooms can be enjoyed by everyone. Available in such a huge array of colours, there really is a Tulip out there for every gardener. Happy in borders and containers alike and excellent for cutting, so you can bring the blooms inside to enjoy in your home too.


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Tulip Crushed Berry Mix


7. Aquilegia


Despite their delicate appearance, Aquilegia are such tough plants, making them a perfect choice if you’re after something easy going. They can be grown in pretty much any soil conditions and are rabbit and slug resistant.


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Aquilegia Black Barlow


8. Rudbeckia


Exceptionally easy to grow, Rudbeckia will bloom for weeks and weeks on end with minimal effort, filling your garden with cheerful colour. The only maintenance they require is some deadheading which in turn will actually prolong the blooming period! Rudbeckia make stunning cut flowers too, so you can light up your home with their sunshine blooms.


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Rudbeckia Goldsturm


9. Echinacea


The vibrant daisy-like flowers of Echinacea will have the bees and butterflies flocking to your garden during summer. Completely trouble-free to grow, they’re drought tolerant and long-flowering, so you’ll be able to enjoy their beautiful blooms for weeks on end.


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Echinacea Green Twister


10. Aster


Fiery foliage changes colour from green to red, always giving you something exciting and interesting to look at. This is accompanied by bead-like chains of bell-shaped flowers that bloom all spring long. Requiring little to no maintenance and happy in both border and containers, it gives you so much but without having to put in lots of effort. That’s a winner in our book!

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Aster x frikartii Monch


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Happy gardening Haylofters!




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