Summer flowering shrubs
There is a plethora of beautiful summer flowering shrubs to brighten your mixed borders, shrubberies and patio containers from June through August. A flourishing summer garden makes an idyllic place to relax during the longer, warmer days and might just make you the envy of your neighbours and friends at the summer BBQ! Shrubs with summer flowers provide essential sustenance to bees, butterflies, other beneficial insects and birds, helping attract a raft of wildlife to your garden. Some of the best summer shrubs include hydrangeas with their large, showstopping flower heads in shades of whites, pink, reds and blues and buddleia butterfly bushes with their loose habit and large, arching flower stems renowned for their ability to attract butterflies into the garden. Lavender are an old favourite, prized for their rich, fragrant flowers and aromatic foliage, while philadelphus are elegant, hardy shrubs producing masses of fabulous, cup-shaped white flowers.