The Creation Of A Spring Garden: A guide of what to plant in your garden this Spring
With Spring arriving and the sun peeking out now and then it’s no surprise that the majority of us jump at the chance to go outside and enjoy the sun even if it’s paired with a cold nip in the air. If you haven’t already had an early start and begun planting your seeds to flower for spring, you may be waiting to see what you can plant during these spring months to give you an excuse to be in the garden this summer. This guide will cover flowers and vegetables which you can plant in Spring to be able to enjoy in the summer alongside a rundown of the tools you may need to grow healthy and happy plants.
The British public loves nothing more than a few drinks in the Garden and with this being our only pastime during the summer months of the Pandemic last year many people have picked up the hobby of gardening and want to create a relaxing and colourful environment to spend this summer in.
Ideal flowers to plant in the spring for a flourishing garden in the summer include:
With a large variety of colours and types, many of which are bee-friendly these flowers are sure to impress your neighbours. Impressive and beautiful these flowers can be grown in full sun or partial shade.
These flowers make a lovely addition to any garden and are easy to grow, this is because they aren’t picky when it comes to soil types. The best part about these plants is that they are hardy so they can be left and cut back over winter to then be enjoyed again next year.
Erigeron appear similar to daisies. They are versatile and low maintenance plants which look great as an addition to any flower bed or along borders. If you ensure you plant them in well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade then you can enjoy these pretty flowers even until autumn. For a more detailed guide on how to grow and maintain these flowers, check out this article from Gardeners world
For a more in-depth look into these flowers and more details check out this article on Farmer Gracey’s Blog
You don’t get fresher than vegetables pulled straight out of your back garden. With many more people now dabbling in growing their own vegetables, this guide on what you can grow to produce in the Summer is handy to spark some inspiration for your garden plans. These are just a few of our favourites, for a full list of what to plant and when to harvest check out love the Garden’s calendar
One of the most popular vegetables, you can plant from February-April depending on when you want to harvest in the summer. Plant in a sunny and light area with well-drained soil and you’re good to go. These vegetables rarely need watering, so they don’t take a lot of effort.
Quick and simple to grow these are ideally sown in April and can be grown in small spaces or a container, ideal for those with smaller gardens or none at all as they can even be grown in window boxes.
Peas are simple to grow ideally in Spring to harvest in summer. Although they are the ideal vegetable to grow for a summer snack, they are more high maintenance than other vegetables, this may be great for some, an excuse to spend more time gardening but it can add to another chore for others. Follow this handy guide for how to grow and maintain peas alongside recommendations of which variety is easiest!
Don’t have a garden but enjoy growing plants? A lot of plants can be grown inside as long as you have adequate window space to gain the best light. House plants are the most popular as they come in large varieties. From spider plants to peace lilies they also vary in difficulty with some hardly needing attention like most cacti or succulents to some needing a bit more attention and can be more dramatic if neglected for a day or two.
As well as the option of growing house plants, a popular favourite being aloe vera due to its usefulness and toughness, as long as you water it, it will continue to grow, you also have the option of growing some of the previously mentioned vegetables. As long as you have light, containers with holes for drainage you can surprisingly grow a variety of vegetables including carrots, green onions, a variety of herbs and even potatoes! if you don’t like the idea of soil in your house, which isn’t for everyone, then you can also re-grow some vegetables that you get from the supermarket. Don’t throw out that avocado seed or the roots of your spring onion, pop them into some water and they will regrow! follow these guides to show you how to get infinite spring onions & grow yourself an avocado tree.
However, if you are deciding to grow inside, take into consideration aspects such as pets, not only do they often cause a mess, but some varieties of plants, flowers and vegetables can be toxic or harmful to pets so do you research and plant with care!
Depending on the size of your garden and your commitment to growing plants, the equipment can be used to make the job simpler and less exhausting. These can include tillers and cultivators. Tillers are designed to break up compact soil, this is essential in ensuring that your plants can take root and grow easily. In comparison, cultivators are designed to mix up the already loosened soil and stir in compost or fertiliser. This equipment can assist and make the process a lot easier for avid gardeners or estate owners, Browse our range now!
If you’re in the market for one then now is the ideal time to buy with the Honda Spring Sale offering savings on Tillers from the 1st of April!
In addition to this plant feed and fertiliser can greatly increase your plant’s yield and can be used on more than just your plants, fertiliser to keep your grass in good condition to complement your garden is a good idea if you’re going for that thick, luscious green lawn look, grass fertiliser available at Gammies.
For an avid gardener, Spring is the optimum time to get back out into the garden and begin preparations for summer. Plants, flowers and vegetables come in such a variety that there’s something for everyone, whether you want a pretty but low maintenance garden or a complex and impressive display.