As the weather slowly starts to improve, we may start thinking about how to make our home look a little bit more summer-friendly with these summer plants!

Now that we’re starting to have lighter nights and there’s a peek of blue skies every now and again, you might want to update your décor. But don’t worry, you don’t have to suddenly change your wallpaper designs and upholstery to match the upcoming summer months. There are subtle other design changes you can make, and most of these occur in the garden!

We all know that summer is the most exciting season for finding colourful and beautifully scented flowers, summer plants and shrubs. This can help make the garden a relaxing space to enjoy the nice weather, and you may even enjoy tending to your new garden. You may be a beginner when it comes to updating your garden for the summer season, but here there is a bit of inspiration to start you off!

5 Summer Plants to Show Off Your Conservatory

If you have a conservatory design, this is a great start for your perfect summer garden. Not only is the conservatory a ready-made space to bask in during the long evenings, it also provides you with a comfortable view of the garden. Whether you wish to add some summer plants to the inside of outside of your conservatory, you will be creating a great summery space for everyone to enjoy.

Clematis

Summer Plants - Durand’s clematis will flower from early summer to early autumn

Durand’s clematis will flower from early summer to early autumn

With a vibrant indigo-blue colour, Durand’s clematis will flower from early summer to early autumn. They can be an interesting part of your display and can actually be placed inside your conservatory, providing you place them in a well-lit position. Place the plant pot on top of a saucer with water, as clematis will require much more water than your average houseplant. Once it has ceased flowering, you can cut it down ready to reflower or plant it outside!

Peruvian Lily Plants

These particular Peruvian Lily plants need a lot of space

These particular Peruvian Lily plants need a lot of space

These particular Peruvian Lily plants need a lot of space, and so it might be a good idea to plant these outside your conservatory. This way, you can enjoy the view from inside your conservatory or if you are sat outside in the garden. They are available in an array of colours, from pink, white, orange, purple, red or yellow, making them a beautifully summery plant to invest in.

You could consider planting these as a border around the conservatory, or elsewhere in the garden; the choice is yours!

Geraniums

Geraniums are a popular choice as they are both colourful and provide a lovely scent for your home.

Geraniums are a popular choice as they are both colourful and provide a lovely scent for your home.

Geraniums are a popular indoor flower to present with your home or conservatory. Geraniums are such a great choice as they are both colourful and provide a lovely scent for your home. They can be placed indoors as long as they receive enough light; the windowsill of your conservatory could be the perfect location. In this way, you will have added a new element to your conservatory for the early summer months.

Viola Tricolor Plant

Viola Tricolor Plant

Viola Tricolor will flower from spring to autumn.

Otherwise known as a wild pansy, this particularly colourful plant is another great choice to plant outside your conservatory to add to your summer garden. You can, however, choose to have your wild pansies in a flowerpot or just in the flowerbed, depending on your preference! It will flower from spring to autumn, ensuring you have a colourful addition to your garden thanks to their purple and yellow flowers.

Marigolds

Needing very little maintenance, they produce aromatic leaves and daisy-like flowers.

Marigolds need very little garden maintenance, they produce aromatic leaves and daisy-like flowers.

Marigolds are very simple but pretty flowers that can be placed straight into the ground or in a plant container, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to positioning them. Needing very little maintenance, Marigolds will produce aromatic leaves and daisy-like summer flowers. Water them regularly and you’ll have a versatile summer plant in a variation of colours from orange, red and yellow to ensure your garden or conservatory is vibrant.

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