A trip to a garden centre will always give you a chance to see colourful flowers, and Otter Nurseries quite close to me, is a lovely one to visit. Outside, their displays are full of planting ideas for all seasons, with perennials, bulbs, trees and veggie plants on offer. I liked these.
And inside the huge greenhouse, some exotics.
Much more affordable and able to withstand the English climate are these dear little Violas.