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Green-fingered friends, both new and old, we know that getting hold of garden equipment and even compost is more difficult than usual at this time, but we’re here to help.
Spring bedding plants are a perfect way to add glorious, long-lasting colour to your garden and patio throughout the warm summer months.
Plus, unlike planting seeds, there’s no waiting involved - just instant gratification.
So, if you’re searching for a quick way to create a decorative display of flower borders, hanging baskets or beds, bedding plants are the way forward - and now is the best time to buy them.
While garden centres are now open in the UK, for those who prefer to shop online or don’t have access to a centre, you can get your outdoor plant fix from home.
Lots of gardening stores are selling spring bedding plant bundles - including favourites like Begonias, Geraniums, Petunias - that can picked up or delivered in time for your outdoor space to really blossom.
We’ve rounded up the best places and bundles to get in on the green-fingered action this spring.
5 places to shop spring bedding plants
John Lewis | Shop here
Our Top Pick: The Little Botanical Garden Plants Extra Large Bundle | £220
Or, if your garden is in need of a full makeover, you can purchase an extra large bundle made up of 2 Hydrangeas, 6 Betulias, 2 Lupin and 6 Begonia. Basically, everything you need to get your garden summer ready.
Amazon | Shop here
Our Top Pick: 6 x Large Garden Ready Plants Bedding Pack | £16.99
You can always rely on Amazon for a good range, good prices and good delivery times - and it’s no different with spring bedding plants.
From gorgeous rare scented Japanese wisteria in an enchanting purple colour to mixed bundles of Dahlias and Begonias, Amazon’s prices start at £1.79 for a bundle.
Estimated delivery times for some items may be longer than usual at the moment but they are able to give you an accurate date per individual product on check out.
Gardening Direct | Shop here
Marigold Melody 12 Mega Plants | £13.99
Probably the internet’s best-kept gardening secret that only gardeners in the know have been enjoying for years, Gardening Direct has a wide range of spring bedding plants available for delivery.
The plant store offers free delivery on orders over £40 and a small charge of £3.95 on orders under that amount.
Thompson & Morgan | Shop here
Our Top Pick: 15 Bellis Garden Ready Plants | £11.99
From bright and bold Begonia Illumination in glorious apricot shades to classic red Geraniums, Thompson & Morgan offers a wide range of spring bedding plants.
They often run out of certain plants, but are normally pretty fast at restocking. Plus, the site is split into easy sections so you can quickly find what you’re looking for.
Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday and cost between £2.99 and £6.99.
B&Q | Shop here
Our Top pick: 4 Assorted 9 Pack Summer Bedding Plants | £11
The DIY retailer has added a limited selection of gardening goods online but, on the flip side, they are also offering some pretty good deals on spring bedding plant bundles: six assorted spring bedding plants for £8 or nine for £11.
You will get a random selection of flowers including pansies, viola, sweet pea, ivy, wallflower, dianthus, primrose and polyanthus.
The retailer is also selling an assortment of four herbs - including a mixture of thyme, sage, rosemary, parsley, lemon balm, lavender or helicrysum - for £11.
While stores are closed for browsing, shoppers can order for home delivery from a limited range of items online, or they can click and collect.
Click and collect orders can be picked up from outside closed stores.