Leckford's Spring Flower Guide for 2021

As we slowly but surely begin to enjoy warmer days and longer nights, we can look forward to spending more time relaxing in our gardens. But before the sun comes out in all its glory, have you considered giving your garden a makeover so it can reach its full beauty and potential in time for basking in the sun.

When it comes to spring gardening, it can be hard to know where, or even how, to start. There are plenty of gardening videos across the internet to learn from, but many make it seem like you need years of experience to grow even the smallest of flower beds. At Leckford Estate, we believe gardening is a skill that can be enjoyed by individuals of all levels. For this reason, we've come up with a guide to get your flower borders looking in tip-top condition this Spring.

Give your garden some TLC

Early spring is a perfect time to give your garden the once over before you start building your dream plot. Check for any damage that may have been caused by the cold,  and if your pathways and fences are in a usable state. Prepare flower beds by working in mulch and clearing any weeds or debris before adding fresh compost ready for planting.  Protect new shoots from slugs and start to take pest prevention measures.  Longstock Park Nursery’s Garden Shop stocks a range of organic and sustainable products.

Design your perfect outdoor space

Now is also a great opportunity to create new locations for your future garden, paving new pathways and plotting new flower beds. It's also important to plan out how your borders will look. Perennials can benefit from being divided, so it's good to have an idea of the placement of each division and how many can comfortably fit before buying any new plants. Stuck for what to do with empty spots? Annuals and seasonal plants make for great fillers, adding a sense of eclectic vibrancy to your plot.

Plant now for summer colour

This is the time to plant bulbs for summer colour and interest.  Longstock Park Nursery has a wide range of bulbs to choose from.  Glorious summer colour from dahlias to fragrant freesias and to add structure and drama use agapanthus, perfect for creating your own grand design.

Invite nature in

There's nothing quite like the sound of birds singing on a warm summer's day. Welcome all walks of wildlife to your garden by adding bird feeders and water sources, available to buy from Leckford's garden shop. Or if you're looking to get even more in touch with nature, why not consider adding a more permanent feature such as a tranquil pond or fountain. We have an in-house team of horticultural experts ready to make your dream garden a reality, so get in touch via our enquiry form today to find out more.

Be the first to bloom with flowering containers

Don't want to wait until late spring to see results? Why not try adding some flowering containers to your garden instead. Not only will these bloom quicker, you can easily transport plants to a sheltered area when temperatures plummet, making maintenance a doddle. Daffodils, hyacinths and tulips make for some of the best plants for spring flowering containers, and when combined with small evergreens and bedding plants can transform from an ordinary hanging basket into a show stopping garden centre piece.

Explore the wonders of gardening at Longstock Park Nursery

Gardening is a hobby that should be enjoyed by old and young alike. Visit our serene nursery garden or place an order via our online order form today and indulge in the relaxing oasis gardening can offer.

Leckford are working hard to ensure all government guidelines are followed so customers can enjoy a visit to our Estate. If you are planning on visiting our premises, please ensure you wear a face covering, and if possible, please use our delivery and collection service.

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