Park Home Resident Magazine - Page 44



Spring
Gardens
With lengthening days and a rise
in temperature your garden will
soon start to shrug off winter.
If you’re a keen gardener I
am sure you’ve already been
pottering and have even got
started on your plans for the
Let the weather guide you and rake out moss. Your lawn will
year ahead.
keep an eye on the forecast, look messy for a few weeks
If the weather allows, clear and moving or covering pot plants afterwards, but will be much
tidy your flower beds but do if needed and keeping the greener and stronger over the
avoid treading on water-logged greenhouse closed on colder summer without it.
lawns and borders. Complete days.
You can also give your lawn
any spring pruning and dig or
For gardening
a spring feed either from
hoe over borders that don’t B u d d l e i a ,
tips,
seeds
and
pluga ready mixed box or
have shoots pushing their way Hydrangea
plants:
by scattering sieved
through or delicate roots hiding & Fuschia
www.
suttons.co.uk
compost over the lawn
welcome
underneath.
www.thompson-morgan.com
and brushing it in. For a
a prune
www.dobies.co.uk
smart
finish, edge your
If you have a coldframe or and if you
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lawn along paths and
greenhouse, give it a good have roses
www.notcutts.co.uk
borders.
clean out, remove anything that but are not
provides somewhere for pests sure how to
Plant out summer flowering
to hide, wash down windows, prune simply cut them
shelves and staging and make back to half their height in April bulbs and order any plug plants
sure there are no old leaves and and remove any dead wood and seeds that you fancy for the
completely.
coming summer and deadhead
plant material on the floor.
and tie back any finished spring
If you haven’t already started If your mower is adjustable, set bulbs.
any seedlings you can do so in a it to the highest setting and mow
greenhouse, coldframe or sunny on a dry day. If the lawn is dry Don’t forget to water your pots if
enough, now is a good time to the weather is dry.
window cill.
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