What to Plant in the Spring

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Spring is the perfect time to get out in the garden, appreciate the warmer weather and enjoy your spring plants. So, what should you plant in springtime? Let’s take a look at your options.

Nothing says summer like gladioli. These bright, beautiful flowers will brighten up your summer garden and they make brilliant cut flowers too. Each stem will bloom for about two weeks so consider staggering your planting so that you can enjoy their vivid colours for longer. Gladioli can be planted up until early summer, so there’s plenty of time.

Acidanthera is another summer-blooming plant that is also known as Gladiolus Murielae. Its tall stems boast star-shaped pure white flowers with striking purple centres. These spring plants are best grown in a greenhouse and should be planted in April or May.

You can’t go wrong with evergreen coniferous trees and shrubs. There are plenty of conifers to choose from to suit small, medium-size and larger gardens, and evergreen conifers can be enjoyed all year round. From yew and cedar to Korean fir and juniper, there’s a conifer for every garden. Spring is the best time to plant these because it will give them their best chance of surviving the winter.

When you are considering what to plant in springtime, don’t forget about vegetables. Growing your own food is one of the most rewarding ways to garden. Vegetables such as lettuce, rocket, carrots and, if you have a bit more space, sprouts are best planted in the spring so that you can look forward to lots of fresh vegetables in the summer.

Primulas and hybrid primroses are perfect spring plants. Primula comes from the Latin primus, meaning first because they are one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. They are hardy, easy to plant and make for gorgeous spring and summer colours. Primulas prefer damp and shade and can bloom as early as February.

Bring the moors to your back garden by planting delicate, dreamy heather. Heather can be planted at any time of year provided there’s no frost, but planting them in the early spring months may give them their best chance to thrive, as they prefer lots of sun and protection from cold winds.

Seasonal planting is the perfect way to feel in tune with the seasons. We hope this blog post has given you some ideas of what to plant in springtime and has inspired you to get out in the garden. Try stepping out of your comfort zone too, how about trying Salsify (vegetable oyster) or planting Jerusalem artichokes for a fab puree to go on fish or chicken

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Posted on April 3rd 2019

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