The Herbal garden

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The Herbal Garden. It smells deliciously of spring already! The idea of spring conjures up images of fresh mornings in early sunshine, the smell of fresh green herbs, and the pleasure of receiving beautiful and colorful spring flowers. Early spring. To celebrate the arrival of an early spring here at Art & Gifts, we are very pleased and proud.

 

The garden in May

Thai seeds, Coriander
Exceptional Herbs - long Coriander
Exceptional Herbs - sweet basil

The garden in april - growing herbs

Accessories house and garden

"Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some fresh-from-the-earth taste at your dinner table".

Plant lily bulbs now in pots! If you want to get ahead with your summer lily display, start planting now! I’d always recommend planting in pots. You can simply move them around the patio or into gaps in your borders as they come into flower! Use a good, multi-purpose compost and half-fill a container at least 30cm (12”) in diameter and is sufficient for 3 bulbs. Cover with more compost and water in. Once the plants begin to shoot, move them to a sunny position. Feed with a liquid plant feed each weekly from the beginning of summer.

  • Divide Hostas before they come into leaf.
  • Divide Primroses after they have finished flowering.
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as Lilies, Gladiolus and Ranunculus into beds, borders and containers.
  • Continue to plant herbaceous perennials.
  • Forced flower bulbs such as hyacinths and daffodils, which have now finished flowering, can be planted outdoors in garden borders..
  • Tie in climbing and rambling roses to their supports.
  •  Honeysuckle and Clematis will now be putting on growth, tie in new stems to train the plant along its support.
  • Prune Forsythia as soon as they have finished flowering, cutting back to strong young shoots.
  • Trim winter-flowering heathers as the flowers disappear, to prevent the plants becoming leggy.
  •  Deadhead daffodils and tulips as the flowers finish but leave the foliage intact allowing it to die back naturally.
  • Check that your container plants are not drying out - warm weather will quickly affect soil moisture levels.


 

The garden in march - the right time for flower pots

Early spring. It smells deliciously of spring already! The idea of spring conjures up images of fresh mornings in early sunshine, the smell of fresh green herbs, and the pleasure of receiving beautiful and colorful spring flowers. Early spring. To celebra

"Add panache to your patio with potted herbs, cherry annuals, cacti & succulents or a collection of potted bulbs.”

Order your plug plants now. They're sent at just the right time for planting, and with step by step instructions. You don't even need a greenhouse to grow them on, a sunny back bedroom or windowsill will be enough. When you pot up, add some easy feed or plug boost, so your plants get the very best start. And, another little tip, give the tips a pinch a couple of times while the plants are young, this will make them nice and bushy, with more flowers!

  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as Gladiolus, Lilies and Ranunculus into beds, borders and containers.
  • Sow your flower seeds now so they are ready for planting out in June.
  •  Begonia tubers that have been started into growth will start to produce new leaves. As leaves appear, pot them up individually.
  • Prune early-flowering Clematis once their flowers have finished and summer-flowering Clematis before they start into active growth - find out how using our clematis pruning guide .
  • Prune overwintered fuchsias back to one or two buds on each shoot.
  • Trim winter-flowering heathers as the flowers disappear, to prevent the plants becoming leggy.
  • Cut off the old leaves of Hellebores to remove any foliar diseases and make the spring flowers more visible.
  • Continue to deadhead faded flowers from your winter pansies to stop them setting seed. This will encourage flushes of new flowers throughout the spring.

The Herbal garden