The spring flowering bulb season has now passed but the cool spring weather allowed flowering to last for weeks brightening up gardens with daffodils, tulips and many other flowers.
A blooming marvellous time for spring bulbs has arrived in John’s garden
April flowers are dominated by daffodils in gardens, local authorities’ parks and open spaces and as cut flower in the home.
Although the spring flowers are just getting started we still need to look ahead to a plan of action to make sure the summer flowers will put on a great show.
May is normally the peak flowering time for tulips, but with our mild winters and early spring, tulips have been in flower since March.
Home grown tomatoes will always be so much better than those purchased from the supermarket.
Choosing plants for the garden is usually fairly simple for most areas, but there is always an awkward corner in deep shade from buildings, trees, hedges or fences. These areas can still be made very attractive provided you choose the right plants. Some plants like dry shady areas and others prefer it moist, so do some research before buying in plants. Prepare the ground by digging over, removing big stones and add some planting compost ahead of planting.
As a young gardener, plant propagation was a very important topic.
Pumpkins and courgettes have a lot of similarities in their needs for producing good crops.
Fifty years ago there was an armada of chemicals to use for every gardening problem.