Wyevale Garden Centres

Stylish in Spring

By combining plants of different colours and shapes, you can give your garden a whole new look. And with such a wide range of spring bulbs to choose from, it's easy to create the style you want. Here are a few ideas to fire up your imagination.


The key to the contemporary look is simplicity. Restrict your colour palette to just one or two colours for stunning impact. Tulips and alliums, with their sculptural shapes, fit perfectly into this style. Plant in matching containers, or as bold blocks of colour in borders.

We recommend: Snow-white daffodil 'Thalia', which flowers in early spring, followed by white Tulip 'City of Vancouver', with a few deep purple-black Tulip 'Queen of the Night' dotted through the planting for contrast.

Tulip 'Queen of the Night'
White daffodil 'Calgary'


Choose harmonizing colours to create an atmosphere of calm and peace. As with contemporary gardens, keep it simple with just a few carefully chosen varieties. Scented flowers add an extra touch.

We recommend: Scented white daffodil 'Calgary' for flowers in late March, followed in April by purple Tulip 'Purple Dream' and pink Tulip 'Mistress' and then by Allium 'Purple Sensation'.


Wake up your senses after winter with startling reds, yellows and oranges. Plant in pots for bright splashes of colour, or in dazzling swathes through borders.

We recommend: A combination of Crocus 'Yellow Giant' and 'Ruby Giant' in early spring, followed by orange and yellow Narcissus 'Fortissimo', Tulip 'Ballerina' and Tulip 'Washington'.

Crocus 'Yellow Giant'
Allium cristophii

Or something a bit different?

If you like your garden to look a little bit unusual, there are spring bulbs for you. Double daffodils that resemble carnations with their masses of petals, exotic-looking parrot tulips with fringed petals streaked with colour, and space-age alliums with their spherical flowerheads atop stark bare stems.

We recommend: Double daffodil 'Delnashaugh', unlike any other daffodil with its peach colouring and masses of ruffled petals. Tulip 'Black Parrot' has striking fringed petals that are almost black in colour, while at the other end of the scale is Tulip 'Honeymoon', also with fringed petals, but in pure, pristine white. For a final spring statement, Allium cristophii produces enormous round purple starbursts of flowers on tall stems.