Tuesday, June 19, 2018

26 Feb

What Will an Early Spring Mean for your Garden?

It’s been brilliant weather this week, and it’s set to continue! This is great news for us but not so great news for our gardens. An early spring can cause a few problems, so watch out!

Last year, many garden plants bloomed too early, causing gardeners to re-think their planting schemes. Unseasonable flowering can cause issues if risk of frost hasn’t passed. Spring flowers such as Daffodils can suffer most of all. Last year we experienced mutliple heat waves in February, causing daffodils to bloom early and stop growing during Easter, when they are most popular.

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, but re-thinking your planting scheme for next year could be a good solution. If you want to stay on top of your scheme make sure you invest in some late flowering plants. If the early spring trend continues in future years, this will become the new gardening way of life, so I wouldn’t worry too much. Just keep an eye on season trends and be prepared!

Many of our Facebook friends have been seeing the first signs of spring. Joan Grey sent us this lovely photograph of some Snowdrops she’s spotted -

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