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The Orchard's Gardening Tips This Spring

Spring is a busy time for gardeners, follow these top tips

Create Instant Spring Colour:Plant primulas, polyanthus, pansies, pots of dwarf irises, miniature daffs, muscari – they are all hardy enough to be outdoors now.

Get Your Lawn Ready: Get the mower out of the shed and give the grass the first cut of the season.

Pruning Roses & Winter Flowering Shrubs: As soon as winter flowering shrubs are finished flowering they can be pruned back. Roses are traditionally pruned from early March.

Top Dressing Containers: Weeding, mulching and top dressing of containers can be done to freshen up.

Start a Compost Pile: Begin by collecting plant debris and leaves raked up from the garden, leave in a designated area of the garden to break down.

Mulch: One of the easiest things to do to freshen up your garden is to lay a several inch layer of your favorite mulch, say wood chips or finished compost. This gives everything a clean and tidies up look and helps to suppress weeds and retain moisture

Get on Top of your Perennials: Spring is a good time to freshen up the soil and apply a little mulch to feed the soil and plants.

  • Clean up the Garden: Remove all debris, get rid of weeds and ensure your garden equipment is sharped