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Best spring gardening deals on bedding plants, bulbs and more

If you're sorting your garden this bank holiday, here are the deals to know about. (Getty Images)
If you're sorting your garden this bank holiday, here are the deals to know about. (Getty Images)

We really are a nation of gardeners. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, around 27 million people enjoy getting up close and personal with their plants.

We're not surprised, though, because most of us know that spending time in our gardens offers us way more than just some beautiful blooms to feast our eyes upon.

In fact, according to a YouGov for Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) survey in 2020, 87% of British adults believe gardens and green spaces benefit their state of mind and 84% reckon they benefit their physical health.

What's more, the HTA also found you can burn off 87 Mars bars a year by doing some light gardening for one hour per week.

So if you're thinking about dusting off your watering can and your trowel this bank holiday, we've uncovered some great spring gardening deals to get you working on those herbaceous borders.

Best spring gardening deals to shop online

Gardening Express | Shop now

There's a veritable rainbow of gorgeous spring garden buys available from Gardening Express, which has loads of special deals currently. Although new items are added daily, they're selling out fast.

Here's a taster: Save £60 on this assortment of 36 Spring Flowers – you get Daffodils, Hyacinths, Tulips, Muscari and more for an amazing £19.99. This Magnolia Pink Beauty is pastel perfection at £29.99 (it was £49.99). And we've totally fallen for this stunning, Hydrangea Glam Rock Shrub for just £12.97.

Our top pick: Extra Large circa 5-6ft Magnolia Rustica Rubra – Tulip Tree | £29.99 (was £59.99)

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This robust tree blooms twice a year – in Spring and again in late summer. Even better, it requires little maintenance and aftercare.

Crocus | Shop now

Talk about a gardener's delight – there are so many offers it's hard to know where to start. You can get 40% off selected in-season seedlings, and save up to 30% on multi-buys.

Then there's a full 25% off hydrangeas, roses, allium plants and seeds, plus selected pots and containers. Lest we forget the buy-two-get-one-free offers on herbs and fuchsia.

If you're after some lovely furniture to set off your new plants, then there's 20% off selected items, too.

Our top pick: 6 x 9cm pots Leucanthemum × superbum 'Snowcap' | £29.99 (was £47.94)

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These hardly plants flower from June-September – meaning you'll get the joy of seeing these pure-white daisy-esque flowers for around four months.

You Garden | Shop now

Whether you’re after a fruit tree, a Japanese Maple tree or English Lavender, You Garden has up to 60% off a huge variety of plug plants ready to be potted.

Our top pick: Rose 'King Charles Coronation' bare root | £12.99 (Was £17.99)

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(You Garden)

The brand has just launched a Rose 'King Charles Coronation’, which you can buy either potted or as a bare root.

Suttons | Shop now

With prices currently up to over 50% off, this is the place to head to get some brilliant buys from their 'trending now' section.

So just what is everyone after at the moment? Creeping Phlox from £8.99, this lucky dip of garden favourites from £9.99 and Delphinium Pacific Giants Mixed from £8.99, to name a few.

Our top pick: 24 Bareroot Strawberry Plants - Malling Centenary | £19.99 (was £35.96)

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(Suttons)

This mid-season strawberry plant grows conical-shaped berries and you can get up to 450g of delicious fruit per plant.

Thompson & Morgan | Shop now

This retailer is having a huge clearance sale with up to 80% off. Our top picks? There are Tomato 'Tigerella' Seeds down to £1.99 (you can plant them now); and Fittonia White Tiger with 30% off.

Our top pick: 3 x Bare Root Peony 'Coral Sunset' plants | £19.99 (was £23.99)

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(Thompson & Morgan)

This perennial favourite has stunning, large blooms (so it makes great cut flowers) and is ideal for cottage gardens and sunny herbaceous borders

B&Q | Shop Now

You're always sure to find a bargain at this well-priced retailer, and when it comes to plants it doesn't disappoint.

In fact, heaps of savings, not to mention some brilliant multi-buy offers on seeds and bulbs at the moment have caught our eye.

Get two for £10 on these classic Dutch Iris Mixed Flower bulbs (Pack of 35) and Begonia Pastel Mixed Flower bulbs, (Pack of 8). Or you can nab three for £9 on a pack of 20 Peacock Orchid Flower bulbs (pack of 20), or save £2.50 on a pack of 50 Balcony Favourites Urban Collection Flower bulbs, now £7.50.

Our top pick: Summer shades crate collection Flower bulb, Pack of 100 | £9 (was £12)

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(B&Q)

This pretty, easy-to-plant selection is guaranteed to flower in the first year. The bulbs are versatile, too – plant in beds, borders or patio pots. The planting period is May-June and the flowering period June-October. Enjoy!

Homebase | Shop now

There are tons of great deals to make the most of at Homebase right now. From two for £12 Tulips, three for £12 on Dahlias and Geraniums and more, plus buy one get one free on Primroses, there is no shortage of choice.

Our top pick: Tulip Collection Patio Planter 3L | £3.48 (Was £6.96)

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