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National Gardening Week Posted On 27 April 2021

It’s National Gardening Week, so let’s have a look at some jobs to do in the garden

 

Spring is fully underway. There should be no more frosts and the temperature is steadily getting warmer, which is bliss for your garden. With more sunshine, your plants should get stronger and healthier and the colours should start to look really vibrant.

However, if you have a new space or a blank space, we are on hand to guide you through the best flowers and plants for your outdoor space.

 

Flowers

 

The vibrant and bright colour of flowers is what makes a garden. And now is the time to sow seeds directly outdoors.

 

Dill

Dill is an airy annual that not only looks great, but is also used in cooking. If you are looking to attract wildlife this is a great little plant that hoverflies are particularly attracted to. You can sow it directly into your beds ready for summer blooms.

 

Cornflowers

Looking to create a wild field look in your garden, then you can’t go wrong with cornflowers. These bright blue annual flowers can grow up to a metre high and give a vibrant wild meadow look to your beds. May is the final month to sow them to get them to bloom this year.

 

Sunflowers

Towering sunflowers are exciting annuals to grow in your garden. Children love them and they are really easy to plant and look after. Also, with so many varieties available with different colours, shapes and sizes, they create a simply gorgeous summery border in your space.

 

Vegetables

 

Similar to flowers, with the frosts having passed, many veggie seeds can now be sown directly outdoors.

 

Beetroot

Beetroot is a purple root vegetable which is packed with essential nutrients. Even better, they are really easy to grow in your garden. The seeds don’t need much encouragement to germinate and they require little maintenance once established.

 

Sweetcorn

Perfect for the BBQ, sweetcorn is another great plant that needs to be planted this month at the latest. Containing lots of fibre, sweetcorn is extremely healthy too. Simply sow the seeds in small pots or modules before planting into rich, moist soil in a sunny spot.

 

Cucumber

Homegrown veg simply tastes better than shop-bought veg. It’s fact and if you don’t believe us, cucumber is the perfect veg to test the fact. Sow cucumber seeds in peat-free compost and keep them in a warm spot. Once the seedlings have developed their first ‘true’ leaves plant them outside with a bamboo stick for support.

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