We are now well into the New Year and the new decade has officially begun! There has never been a better time to make a fresh start on your garden. January is in fact, the best time to organise your garden and your flower displays. It is all about keeping it tidy and cutting things back for the year ahead.
Follow our gardening tips below to get your garden in shape for the summer to come.
Tidy up your garden by removing any dead leaves or foliage.
Prune your trees and shrubs to promote biggest harvest. It is a good time to prune back apple and pear trees. Now is also the time to keep your Wisteria and Rose bushes in check by pruning the shoots to encourage growth in the summer.
Attract wildlife to your garden by adding a bird feeder or scattering nuts on your lawn.
Protect your tender plants from frost by moving them to a green house or keeping them in a cold frame. Remember to raise potted patio plants up off the ground on to feet or bricks to improve drainage and prevent water-logging.
The good news is that once you have cleared and prepared your garden you can start planting and creating stunning flower displays.
Plant now for summer colour in pots
There’s always room for pots in your garden, whatever its size or style. If you only have a balcony, flat roof or windowsill, then containers can become your garden!
The great advantage of planting in pots is that you can choose different sizes of containers to create lovely flower displays. A collection of small pots, each filled with just one flower variety, can be as entrancing as an avenue of huge and expensive ones. On the other hand, a large container can become the centrepiece of an entire garden and transform it simply by its presence, as well as providing an opportunity to grow something magnificent in it.
What should I plant for an
exceptional summer display?
For successful summer displays, choose plants that flower over a long period of time, respond well to deadheading and are tolerant of container cultivation. Below we have chosen some magnificent, colourful varieties that will be perfect for your garden.
Brighten up your summer displays with our carefully selected range of short stemmed Asiatic Lilies. Unlike most lilies, which grow to 120cm+ tall and tend to get damaged by wind and need support, these varieties grow to a height of just 30-50cm making them perfect for a range of containers.