Spring Gardening Tips from our Blog

If you haven’t started your spring gardening yet, it is not too late to make a list and go out to the local nursery and get everything you need.
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If you haven’t started your spring gardening yet, it is not too late to make a list of what you need and go out to the local nursery (and of course your nearest Household Plastic) and get everything you need.

Watering cans, pots, planters, spray bottles – if you haven’t got them, get them now and get your hands into the dirt.

Prepare your Spring Garden

Spring is the best time to start a new garden or spruce up and old one.

If your garden if big, first tidy up flower beds and borders and get them back to bare soils. Before you begin planting your garden will love a layer of organic matter like manure, compost to give it a kick start.

September is the best month to plant trees and shrubs. Not only do they offer colour and scent, but they also attract birds and butterflies to your garden.

Many of the flowers that bloom in spring are plants that reappear annually. They offer vibrant colour and diversity in form and texture. Perennials can be grown in mixed borders or as fillers, in containers. Most perennials need well-drained soil and sunshine.

Herbs and Vegetables

Herbs and vegetables are natural companions. Remember to keep lettuce and other more delicate herbs and veggies out of the direct sun.

Tomatoes can be a bit overwhelming for a garden bed. They grow all over the place, but you can plant a tomato bush in a large pot (about 20 liter) and train it up a trellis or pyramid. The small cherry tomato ‘Sweety’ is particularly good in pots. Try chillies and eggplant in pots as well.

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