Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England

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Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England
Many English gardeners grow flowers for decorative puposes. (Flower Girl and Basket of Flowers image by TMLP from Fotolia.com)

Gardeners in England grow flowers to decorate their gardens, provide cut flowers for the home and attract butterflies and bees. Experienced gardeners increase the number of blooms their plants produce by placing them in a sunny, well-drained spot with good shelter. Feeding plants with a general purpose fertiliser during the growing season also helps to maximise flower growth.

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Dahlias

Dahlias come in many varieties with different-coloured and shaped blooms. They flower in August and September in England and, in many varieties, the blooms have long stems making them ideal for use as cut flowers to brighten up the home.

Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England
Dahlias come in a wide variety of colours and shapes. (Pink / Orange Dahlias on a Black Background. image by daseaford from Fotolia.com)

Roses

An English favourite for many years, roses grow as bushes, or as climbers which can be trained to ramble over pergolas or fences. Many roses combine colourful flowers with a strong scent.

Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England
Roses are grown for their blooms and their scent. (bouton de rose image by Jean-Michel POUGET from Fotolia.com)

Petunias

Petunias can be planted directly in a border, container or hanging basket. Their trumpet like blooms will continue through the summer, especially if they are pinched out as the die.

Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England
Petunias work well in hanging baskets. (Variety of petunias image by Sergey Kolesnikov from Fotolia.com)

Honeysuckle

This climbing plant produces blooms at different times in the summer depending on the variety. Honeysuckle blooms have a distinctive perfume and attract bees and butterflies which love to drink the nectar.

Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England
Honeysuckle is a vigorous climber that will cover a fence or pergola. (Honeysuckle image by StylezInk from Fotolia.com)

Delphiniums

Traditionally grown in the English cottage garden, delphiniums produce long spikes of colourful blooms and flower profusely during June and July as long as they have plenty of sun. Delphiniums are good for cut flowers with the blooms lasting up to six days indoors.

Most Common Domestic Flowers That Grow in England
English gardeners have grown delphiniums for generations. (blue delphinium 2 image by Evgenij Gorbunov from Fotolia.com)

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