Growing alliums adds much to your garden as the flowers offer both height and that distinctive allium exclamation mark shape that lifts the blooms from the surrounding planting in the early summer when the borders are not quite so colourful. Alliums are generally plants of sunny and well drained soils and can be used in regimented eye catching rows and sweeps or else in a more cottage garden style, with isolated small groups to equally good effect. In days where we are all more careful to provide for the "wee beasties", the Alliums are good nectar bars for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.