Buy Tulip 'Ballerina' from Sarah Raven: A beautiful orange with a sweet scent - Tulip 'Ballerina' is an absolute must in my garden. It's fantastic planted with dark wallflowers or with hesperis matronalis.
I've been on the lookout for a white allium for years, but all the ones I've grown seemed a bit murky and grey to me. Until this one - Allium 'Silverspring' has clear white petals around purple centres.
Buy Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' from Sarah Raven: The best all round garden and flower arranging allium. 'Purple Sensation' starts to flower after the tulips in mid-May. No early summer garden is complete without a good drift of these.