Wildflower Garden Care and Border Maintenance

Springtime Planting

Posted at April 9, 2015 in Planting by JHPS Gardens

TUESDAY 31ST MARCH

Bright colours and fantastic shapes and smells are definitely the key to an exciting and happy garden.

So, it’s time to plant flowering spring annuals to add a burst of colour to your flower beds.

We would recommend: Cineraria, Polyanthus and Pansies – these come in a range of different colours and will give your garden a burst of life this spring.

Beware – The dreaded Japanese Knotweed will gradually start to appear again over the next month or so. Unfortunately this pesky plant can grow up to 1.2m per month during the growing season. If you have it growing on your property then this can mean that you won’t be able to re-mortgage, develop or sell the property so it’s very important to get it seen to as soon as you spot an outbreak.

Plant Focus

Clivia miniata var. citrina or “Lemon-coloured Natal lily” – these are great little evergreen perennials which are very eye catching. They flower in the spring and summer and have pretty little creamy-yellow coloured petals. Keep your eyes out for this plant as you’re out and about over the next month

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