Spring plant inspiration

If, like all of us, you can’t wait to get back out into the garden, but you’re not sure where to start, or which plants to select, then don’t worry because we have some spring plant inspiration ideas to start you off.  Here’s just a few of our favourites and we are sure you will find plenty more when you visit us.  So without further delay, here’s what’s looking fabulous at Poplar:


Spring Planted Containers:

Brighten up patios or balconies with spring planted containers for the new season.  You can make your own using our selections of spring bedding plants which include primroses, violas, pansies and bellis and you could pop some spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils or tulips (available as potted bulbs at this time of the year) in your containers as well.  Below is an example of our ready planted containers which are also available to purchase. 


Vibrant spring colour:

Acacia dealbata (Mimosa) is an evergreen shrub with feathery foliage that produces fragrant yellow flowerheads in spring.  This semi-hardy plant is best grown in neutral to acid well drained soil in a sheltered location with full sun and may need winter protection. 



Rhododendrons are magnificent structural evergreen plants that will add year round interest in the garden with their leathery leaves and wonderful spring flowers.  Our Rhododendron display benches are in bud now waiting to burst into bloom!    


Perfect for pollinators:

If you are looking to attract pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies into your garden and have all year round interest as well there are some fantastic Hebes that are just perfect for these requirements.  There are many Hebe varieties available with differing colours of flowers and foliage that will look great in pots or garden borders. 


Go vertical:

Hardenbergia violacea Australin Sarsparilla is a strong growing evergreen climber with pea-like purple to violet flowers from late winter through to autumn and is perfect for adding some height in the garden to cover unsightly structures, train up fences or garden obelisks.