Reviving the Garden After Winter


Thankfully, the days are becoming longer, and the weather is starting to grow milder, which means we can finally get back outside to tackle the job of getting the garden back in order for Spring! Clearing up the garden can be therapeutic and also a great way to bond with the children if they are old enough to lend a hand. Now is the best time to get started on getting the garden tidy and your new bulbs planted so that when that sun becomes more frequent we can enjoy spending time in our flowering garden.

Tidying up

The best way to start is to have a general tidy up of the flower beds, getting rid of all the leaves and cutting up the old dead growth. You need to make sure the soil is ready for its new batch of spring and summer bulbs and seeds before planting. A reliable old gardeners trick to see if your soil is ready to plant in yet is to pick up a handful of earth and squeeze it. If it forms a ball easily then it is still too wet to plant. Ideally, the soil should be slightly crumbling as this means it will be loose enough for the roots to grow through.

Get stuck in

Before planting any new bulbs, turn over your soil beds to refresh the earth and make it easier to plant in. At Spring time, you can’t go wrong with planting the seasonal bulbs of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. If you have time and are organised, this would also be a great opportunity to get your Summer bulbs planted. I would recommend a beautiful array of lilies so that you can sit back and watch as your Spring pinks and yellows transform into vibrant reds and greens.

Try something new


If you are looking to start growing something a bit more exotic, be wary that although the UK soil is responsible for a lot of beautiful lush greenery and flowers, it is not very welcoming for those plants which prefer drier environments. The regular rain fall and dense soil we have in Britain tends to keep the ground too damp for some plants roots to live in, which means they simply rot or catch disease. Don’t be disheartened, there are still ways you can have a go at growing more exotic plants such as orchids or vegetables and fruits in England. One of the best ways to prevent another year of frustration where your more vulnerable flowers such as orchids or tomato plants die away is to look into investing in some greenhouse staging. This equipment is suitable for a variety of plants and works by keeping them lifted off the ground and circulates the air to the plant’s roots through slats. By using these devices, you will quickly see much stronger and healthier patterns of growth. Depending on the type of plants, once they have become healthier and more durable looking, you might be able to then transfer it back to the garden to continue growing.

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