Spring is officially here!
The gardening season is upon us, and it is time to get your wellies on, trowels and spades at the ready and get out there gardening!
There is nothing more satisfying than being out in the garden getting your hands dirty. Take a look at some of the jobs you can be doing this month
• Continue to keep an eye on the weather for late frosts
• Plant broad beans, cabbage, salads and other veg plants
• Plant grape vines
• Prune roses to an outward facing bud
• Plant summer flowering bulbs
• Remember to feed the birds
• Cut back Cornus to ensure a flourishing winter display later on
• Get planning your summer hanging baskets and pots
• Mow the lawn on dry days
• Apply a lawn feed now and then again in June/July to keep your lawn looking its best
This month is about getting the gardening bug back and keeping busy outdoors now that spring is finally here!
Plant of the Month
Hellebores are still looking sensational this month, with there being an ever expanding choice of exciting varieties to choose from. This month look out for ‘Loren’. A striking double flowering variety, bearing pale pink flowers with a violet blush.
Also look out for Heuchera ‘Grape Soda’. One for the Heuchera lover, this is a vibrant purple/red variety with very pale pink flowers. This variety would look sensational amongst other red shades, but would also stand out against lush lime greens and yellows. Look out for these new varieties in your local garden centre today.
Gardening isn’t always just about the outdoors. Not everyone has the pleasure of owning a sizeable garden, or even a garden at all! This does not mean gardening is off the cards! Windowsills are a great place to grow herbs which not only look and smell great, but are great for use in the kitchen. Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) and Aloe Vera) are low maintenance and improve air quality too! Ever grown a flaming Katy? Formerly known as Kalanchoe, these perpetual houseplants come in an array of colours and will flower almost non- stop with regular dead heading and little water. So, bring the garden indoors with some stylish and beneficial houseplants!
The winter months often seem never ending, but we can be sure that better days are ahead. Longer, warmer days to enjoy in the garden.
Happy Gardening in March!
Heuchera ‘Coral Sea’
Spring has officially begun! The gardening season is finally here and we have much to get you in the gardening spirit this month.
Give your garden a brilliant bulb display by planting summer flowering bulbs now. We have everything from Gladioli and Begonia to Nerine and Canna!
It is a perennial paradise here as we start to expand our range of perennials. Starting at just £2.50 each, you can browse the many wonderful varieties to fill your borders with colour all year long.
Do you grow your own fruit and veg? If you answer yes or no to that question, then check out our extensive selection of veg plants and fruit canes to provide you with the very best produce, all from the comfort of your own garden. Nothing tastes quite as good as freshly picked, home grown produce.
We have everything you need for a stunning garden this month at Hollybeck. We look forward to seeing you soon!