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Spring has sprung- What to do in the garden now


Spring has finally sprung and the sunshine has at long last arrived, which means lots of new plants are blooming and there’s plenty of jobs to be getting on with in the garden. Spring is a busy time of the year for gardeners as there’s lots to prepare for the coming seasons, so it’s time to emerge from the lull of winter and get outside into your garden.

What can you do in the garden now?

Plant summer flowering bulbs

  Anemone Mr Fokker

Now that the soil is beginning to warm up, it’s the ideal time to get your summer bulbs planted, ready to brighten up your garden later in the year. Bulbs such as Anemone, Gladiolus, Lilies, Eucomis, Zantedeschia and Begonias should all be planted in the spring.


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Plant potatoes

  Potato Rocket

Spring is prime time for planting potatoes. First earlies should be planted in late March, second earlies in early to mid-April and maincrops should be planted in mid to late-April. Potatoes should be planted in a sunny area of the garden. Be sure to amend the soil with organic matter before planting to ensure the soil is rich in nutrients that the potatoes will need.


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Undertake your spring pruning


Some trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials will need pruning at this time of year, to ready them for the coming season. Plants such as Cornus, Buddleja and Lavender will all need cutting back to encourage new growth. How hard you will need to prune will vary depending on the plant, so it's always best to check pruning advice for that particular species before starting.


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Give your garden a spring clean


Now is the ideal time to give your garden a good spring clean. Clear your borders and beds, ridding them of any weeds that are growing through. Remove any dead plant debris, as this can lead to disease later in the year if it’s left. Now is also a good opportunity to clear out any weeds you have in your pond too. Once all risk of frost has passed, you can also remove winter mulches that you may have placed around your plants in the autumn. Faded spring bulbs can also be deadheaded, but be careful to leave the foliage in place as this will provide them with vital energy for the following season.


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