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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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