Gardening tips: The 4 easy gardening jobs that will transform your outside space


    This spring has been less than satisfactory for gardeners, with April being uncharacteristically cold and May one of the wettest spring months seen for years. But now the forecast is starting to look up, it’s time to get back out in the garden and sort the space in time for summer entertaining and helping your plants well into the summer months.

    Harvest rainwater

    These past few weeks have seen an unseasonal amount of rainfall all across the UK, in one of the wettest May’s seen for years.

    In the interests of saving water and money on your bill, you should set up a water reserve, so that when the good weather finally comes in, you’ll be prepared with saved water – good for the planet, and good for your bank.

    Invest in a water butt or repurpose an old plastic or wooden container and place it somewhere that gets plenty of rain.

    Remove faded heads

    Now that we are entering summertime, even if the weather doesn’t reflect it, it’s time to take the heads off early spring bloomers.

    Remove heads from faded daffodils and tulips and they will grow back better and stronger next year.

    Don’t tie up the stems – allow them to die down naturally.


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