A few ideas for your family garden

A few ideas for your family garden

When designing the family garden, don’t be afraid to try something new. Throughout this blog we are going to look into ideas which you add to your family garden.

Design interesting spaces and unique areas to sit, hidden areas where the children can discover and hide in. Plants which have significant shape to their leaves would be great addition!

Sedum spectabile (Herbstfreude) is a classic and a favourite flower which blooms from the middle of to the end of summer. The plant has a tendency to collapse towards the middle which can be dealt with by pruning through the Chelsea chop method.

Hardy annual plants such as Eschscholzia look weirdly beautiful and give more colour to your garden. Eschscholzia is a flower which not only makes appearances in the summer but it also grows in the spring & autumn.

Possibly one of the easiest plants to have in the family garden is a Lathraea flower. The Lathraea flower doesn’t need any maintenance at all! It is a wonderful fashionable plant, with a purple / pink colour it would liven up your garden brilliantly in the summer!

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What to do in the garden in April

As we go into April we need to think about preparing for the summer, so here at Leaf matters we have assembled our top things to do in the garden this month.

If you like lilies we recommend planting them in pots now! This gives you the freedom to go ahead with your summer displays. It always better to plant flowers in pots as you can then move them around the garden whenever you want!

Nourish trees, bushes and hedges with adjusted, slow release fertiliser by delicately forking it into the dirt.

Roses are voracious plants and will enormously profit from feeding as they come into growth. As roses come into growth they need to be fed with a either a special rose feed or a balanced fertiliser.

Flower seeds need to be sowed so they are ready in June for planting.

For your tree(s) you will need to check the tree ties to check that the trunk isn’t being cut into. If any are tight then loosen them t expand and give the trunk more room.

We hope you enjoyed our list of some of things you can do in the garden in April to prepare for summer!

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