May The Flowers Be with you

After a disappointingly chilly April, I am sure you are as excited as we are about the pending heat wave that is due to hit the UK at the end of the week. In true British style we will probably all venture straight to the beach and all return resembling a perfectly ripened tomato!

Our gardens will certainly be grateful of some sunshine too, although we need to make sure temperatures within the greenhouse are kept below 80f when sunny. Use shading where possible, especially on south facing glass and open all ventilators and doors when necessary. When you’re feeling a little parched, always think of your plants too and water and feed them accordingly.

Fingers crossed the sunshine continues and you have dusted off your BBQ ready for summer dining over the coming months. Your tummies are bound to be getting excited at the impending fresh salads that will be consumed soon. LETTUCE remind you that now is the time to harvest, carrots, French beans, beetroot, and radishes, not forgetting tomatoes and cucumber to complete the perfect British salad. We’d love to see what you’ve grown in your greenhouse this year, so do please share your photos with us.

Your garden should also be in full flower this time of year, so make sure you move plants for the garden out of the greenhouse. Hanging baskets are also nearly ready to go outside, so prep them and any tubs you have to be put out in June.

As Audrey Hepburn says ‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.’