Flower gardens can turn any ordinary area into a colourful showcase or create a border that pops. Whether you choose an easy to manage perennial or a particularly showy annual, growing flowers is a rewarding addition to any back garden or balcony.

Selecting the right plants for your flower garden is often a matter of preference, but with so many species and varieties available it can be mind-boggling. We have chosen the most popular and easy flowers to help get you started. Also when picking, consider the hardiness, colour, fragrance, height, time of bloom and size of plant.