Now is the best time of the year to get your garden ready for Spring and we’ve got a special bulb offer to get you started! Plus, we’ve got stacks of yum recipes to feed the fam and we’ve gone crazy for colour with inspiration galore to make your home pop!
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It’s time to do the ground work for your garden, so tuck in your spring-flowering bulbs, keep them in the dark and when the longer days arrive, they’ll wake with a roar!
Here are 5 of our top tips to get the most out of your garden this Spring
- Plant your bulbs in a sunny spot, however ensure that you don’t expose them to the fierce western sun and water regularly to keep the soil moist.
- If you’re planting in the shade, the prettiest shade-loving bulbs are snowdrops (Galanthus sp.). Plant them under a deciduous tree where the grass struggles and they’ll draw up nutrients from the upper soil where the tree is inactive.
- Don’t let a paved apartment garden stop you enjoying the delights of daffodils. Just use pots! Plant the bulbs as you would in the gardens and keep the soil moist, ensuring there is enough drainage. To be on the safe side, don’t put a saucer under your pot.
- Be bold. Rules about colour can be put aside when it comes to a spring garden. Embrace colour by mixing bright yellows, deep purples and vibrant reds with splashes of orange and pink and make a statement with the elegant iris, which rises above the crowd with its beautifully patterned petals.
- Bring the outside indoors with tulips cut from your garden. Pick them before the buds open and snip off a few centimetres of the stem at an angle to help the stem absorb more water. Display out of direct sunlight and away from direct heat or they will wilt more quickly.
For more tips to get your garden ready for Spring, plus a special bulb offer on page 148, get a copy of our March issue in store or buy online today!