Spring Planting 101

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Spring is here, and it’s time to start sorting your garden out ready for when the weather gets better when you can sit in the sunshine and enjoy your garden in its full glory. But you don’t know the first thing about gardening or what is best to plant for spring or when to plant, how to plant, when and how much to water them. Well, don’t worry anymore because we have put together a simple guide on how to effectively get your garden looking gorgeous this spring.

First off, you don’t need to worry about being a design guru just yet, since you’re just getting started. So don’t worry if all the bedding flowers mention won’t fit the style you’re looking for because a lot of them require very similar care and attention. You also won’t need to worry need to worry about planting before spring, as well as be talking about using bedding plants that have already blossomed or have just started to do so. Let’s get into it.

Tulips:

  • They begin flowering from March through to May and will last you for many months
  • They love direct sunlight light, meaning they are perfect to be planted in sunnier spots in your garden or if you keep them in a container or pot place somewhere you know it’ll get plenty of light
  • They are very low maintenance and enjoy damp soil, so if there is a particularly hot and sunny day keep an eye on them and make sure they have enough water to the base of the stem
  • If you're looking to plant these in a container you can find a range of multi-purpose compost that would be perfect for these to grow to their full potential
  • They also benefit from plant feed as well, anything with a high potash fertilizer like tomato food
  • You will see a massive array of colours from these and will keep your garden looking colourful and fresh

Daffodils:

  • Often associated with St. David’s Day, these flowers are the perfect spring bedding flower as they flower from February through to April
  • Although they do enjoy their sunlight, they prefer a shadier spot in your gardens or if you’re plating them in containers or pots make sure that they aren’t exposed to direct sunlight all day as they’ll dry out
  • If you're looking to plant these in a container you can find a range of multi-purpose compost that would be perfect for these to grow to their full potential
  • Similarly, to the Tulips, they enjoy damp soil they also benefit from plant feed as well, anything with a high potash fertilizer like tomato food for example
  • You’ll see their bright yellow petals for months to come, becoming a real character in your gardens

Primroses:

  • These flowers are the perfect spring bedding flower as they flower from February through to April
  • Although they do enjoy their sunlight, they prefer a shadier spot in your gardens or if you’re plating them in containers or pots make sure that they aren’t exposed to direct sunlight all day as they’ll dry out
  • They also benefit from plant feed as well, anything with a high potash fertilizer like tomato food
  • They are very easy to care for as previously mentioned they enjoy the sunlight but just make sure the soil around them is kept damp as it will allow the roots to absorb the nutrition it needs to keep the plant healthy
  • If you're looking to plant these in a container you can find a range of multi-purpose compost that would be perfect for these to grow to their full potential
  • They will show a large range of different colours which is sure to brighten up your gardens

Here are only a few examples of the bedding plants you get started with this Spring. There are plenty more that can re-invent your gardens to bring more colour and character back to them this Spring. You can find products that we recommend that you should use to get the most out of your bedding flowers.

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