Colour Your Garden

Whether you have a small garden, big garden, patio area or balcony, any uninspiring space can be transformed by colour. A bold use of colourful plants can make a real statement in your garden and completely change the way you feel whilst spending time in it.

When deciding the colour scheme for your garden think about how you can set the mood for your garden by using contrasting colours. Purple, yellow and blues create a sophisticated harmony, whilst lighter pastel shades can bring calmness. Reds and oranges bring warmth and glow, whilst shades of pink bring vibrance.

Instant colour can be added in the form of bedding plants. They’re so versatile and can be used in your pots, tubs & baskets, at the front of borders or just to fill a gap. By planting in pots you can move them around your garden or patio area, grouping together colour schemes to create a focal point. The pots themselves can be a hit of colour, don’t just think of terracotta pots, there’s a whole host of glazed pots with interesting colours to compliment the plants you're planting in them.


It's not just the flower colour you can look for, foliage plants such as Heuchera come in a range of colours and will provide your garden with year round interest. When grouped together in a border, they can create a real impact and enhance the colour scheme of your garden.


Here at Thompson’s Garden Centre we grow a huge selection of plants, and by growing the majority of plants on our very own nursery, it enables us to select the best varieties and offer you a greater choice of plants for your garden. Shrubs, Perennials, Climbers, Bedding plants, Alpines, Roses and more, we have all the plants you need to colour your garden

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Colour Your Garden Red

If you looking for shades of red to bring warmth to your garden then here’s a few suggestions of plants to consider.

Shrubs – Callistemon Splendens, Chaenomeles Crimson Gold, Weigela Bristol Ruby, Rhododendrons, Photinia Red Robin

Perennials – Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff, Salvias, Crocosmia Lucifer, Achillea, Penstemon, Helenium Moerheim Beauty, Cosmos, Alstromeria, Potentilla Monarchs Velvet, Kniphofia Red Hot Poker

Climbers – Clematis Daniel Deronda, Clematis Ville de Lyon

Bedding – Begonia, Geranium


Colour Your Garden Blue

Blues and purples can bring calmness to your garden.

Shrubs – Caryopyeris Worcester Gold, Ceratostigma, Ceanothus Puget Blue, Hydrangea Tellers Blue, Vinca minor

Perennials – Salvia, Eryngium, Delphinium, Polemonium caeruleum, Echinops Blue Globe, Hardy Geranium Brookside, Penstemon Heavenly Blue

Bedding – Lobelia, Petunia

Colour Your Garden Pink

Vibrant pinks can bring a colourful impact to your garden.

Shrubs – Cistus Purpurea, Escallonia Apple Blossom, Hydrangea Summer Pink, Rhododendron Winsome,  Spiraea japonica Goldflame

Perennials – Digitalis Purpurea, Geranium Westray, Sedum Autumn Joy, Penstemons, Echinacea, Dicentra Bleeding heart, Dahlias

Climbers – Clematis Montana, Clematis Nelly Moser

Bedding – Geraniums, Petunia Surfinia

Colour Your Garden Yellow

Add some sunshine to your garden with yellow flowers.

Shrubs – Forsythia Lyndwood, Potentilla fruiticans, Hammamelis, Hypericum Hidcote, Sophora Sun King, Kerry japonica, Mahonia

Perennials – Alchemilla mollis, Dahlia, Kniphofia Lemon Popsickle, Rudbeckia Goldsturm, Achilea Cloth of gold, Digitalis Foxglove

Climbers – Lonicera Halls Prolific, Jasminum nudiflorum

Bedding –  Petunias, Marigolds, Viola

These are just a few suggestions of plants, the reality is that we have hundreds more we can show you when you visit your local branch of Thompson’s Garden Centre. If you have a colour scheme in mind, pop down to your local branch and have a chat with a member of our plant team and we’ll show you a whole host of plants to help inspire you and Colour Your Garden


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