Banned from the office and working from home, are you bored?… A world of fascination awaits in your garden…
Whether you have a vast expanse of garden, a townhouse patch or even a bitty balcony with a few pots, you’d surely be most grateful for the greenery you have.
As a human race, we are facing unprecedented times, where out of necessity and concern for the health and well-being of others and ourselves, we are to remain within the confines of our homes and gardens.
An opportunity presents itself to spend more time outdoors, observing and learning from nature as we tend to our green spaces.
Gardens have become a lot smaller over the years and to extend our growing spaces and flex our green thumbs, we have added a variety of pots, troughs and other raised planters into our urban sanctuaries.
Autumn is an excellent time to spend in the garden as climatic conditions are most favourable for plants and gardeners. Gone are the heady days of hot summer sunshine which challenges any new planting to survive the extremes of hot, windy and dry conditions. Once the frosty winter appears, your cold season plants are well established and growing vigorously so they welcome their favourite conditions.
So, let’s celebrate our Autumn lock down by planting up an organic garden, container or basket, adding health and colour into our personal living spaces with a variety of foliage, flowers, vegetables, herbs and berries.
TIP: The colour palette in your Garden Centre is endless and every new season can be used to re-decorate with a new look and feel using colour, texture, shapes and seedling varieties.
HOW TO PLANT COLOUR/VEGETABLE BEDS: It is best to prepare planting beds before buying seedlings to ensure that seedlings are fresh, strong and vigorous when planted out by:
To extend flowering, after 3 months’ sprinkle 1kg seedling food per 5m2 over planted beds.
2. THE SMALL & SASSY – “Limited by space” has never been a good enough excuse to stop the creatives from planting a garden.
HOW TO PLANT CONTAINER GARDENS: Make the best of a small space by buying striking containers to plant up or think of creative ways to recycle containers like tin cans, old pots, growing bags, jars or baskets. Why throw away when you can beautify! To prepare containers for planting:
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