Choosing Container Plants – The most important thing to consider when growing any plant in a container is the direction of the sun. In the northern hemisphere, if a patio faces south, it is sheltered, and the general climate is hot enough, heat-loving plants can be grown. If it faces north then you should concentrate on those plants that will flourish in a degree of shade.
Plants For Colorful Spring Garden – Spring is that season when suddenly the days seem to get longer, the sun comes out a little more and occasionally you get to sit in the garden without freezing. More importantly you can start clearing up the garden, doing the last bits of pruning and look forward to plants coming to life. But of course flowers have already started to show in the garden and there is nothing better than doing your gardening amongst big swathes of daffodils and tulips.
Spring bulbs are the one sure way of getting really early color into your spring garden. Plants such as narcissus ‘February Gold’ do what they say on the packet, consistently flowering in early February and sometimes even in January.
These are among the most dramatic and rewarding garden plants, lifting your eyes skywards as they reach towards the sun. They are ideal for beautifying walls, fences and ugly outbuildings, and can also be draped over pergolas to provide welcome shade, or used to carpet banks. Some have spectacular flowers that emerge in spring and can be deliciously scented. Others are grown for their leaves, while the evergreens provide year-round interest.
Clematis. There is a clematis for virtually every season of the year. All the following, group 1, flower during the spring on the previous year’s growth. Prune the bushes after flowering.
Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter – The main thing to keep in mind through the autumn and winter months is that the weather can be quite harsh. Therefore spring and summer furniture will need to be replaced with something more hard-wearing. Wicker and light plastic chairs for example will be no use in windy, harsh weather. You should ideally purchase weatherproof furniture that won’t blow away. Continue Reading
Placing a wooden fence around your home or business has many advantages. A fence can be a great way to keep out criminals and burglars. It can also keep children or pets safe as well as maintain privacy from peering eyes.
Fence companies offer many types of garden fences you can choose from. While many people get vinyl or PVC fences because they have a low cost and are easily maintained. However, they do not look nearly as good as a wooden fence.
If you are going to install a wooden fence around your home or business, you want to make sure that you follow all of the right steps and do it correctly. Here are some tips to help you put up your fence:
Garden Jobs In May – May usually brings out the best weather for gardening – it is not too hot or too cold; just right to begin planting vegetables and flowers that will reach their peak in summer. Continue Reading