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It’s spring – time to plant!


Spring-time means warmer days, fresh growth and new promise. Gardeners just love it – whether it is getting the ground ready for the first crop of early potatoes or choosing a new range of perennials. Here the experts at Hadlow College offer some sage advice...


Erysimum Bowles’ Mauve or Fragrant Sunshine.


Veronicas like Tissington White and Mountain Breeze are great for late spring and early summer colour. Pest control


Now is the time to protect against slugs, as they can’t resist young spring shoots – and there are a range of different options out there, including bird-friendly slug pellets. If you have plants you know are susceptible to mildew and black spot, then ensure that any old debris around the base is removed and as the young leaves emerge, an early protectant spray can make all the difference.


Perennials


It’s not too late to divide perennials now, and many will benefit from this if they have just been left for a long time - and will be reinvigorated by it. Cornus should be cut back now, so they have plenty of time to produce new stems for their wonderful winter colour.


Feeding time


Finally, food. Many plants are hungry now, especially roses and clematis, which will perform so much better with the addition of a good fertilizer, giving them the strength to resist disease and the power to flower!


All gardeners love this time of year, so full of promise. A fabulous time to plant potted bulbs, such as crown imperials, for late spring colour, which add an exotic look to any garden. Try one of the many types of Allium – large heads of flowers to rise up amongst other plants in the border to add height and style.


Well-known ‘alpine’ plants like Saxifrage and Aubrietia can look stunning in spring and should not be overlooked as they are great for fitting in small spaces, pots and overhanging walls.


A whole range of perennials are available to purchase at this time of year, that will give colour from spring and into summer, such as Geums, Scabious Butterfly Blue and


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For further information visit: www.broadviewgardens. co.uk or www.hadlow.ac.uk/horticulture


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