It takes so long for spring to arrive especially when the weather flips back and forth bringing some better days and then falling back to windy and wet misery. We seem to be tirelessly waiting for some green shoots, perks of daffodils and crocus or white and pink cherry trees bursting with colour.
Unfortunately, not yet. But who can actually stop us from planning our gardens and seeding the flowers and herbs? Gardening brings so much pleasure, especially as you start to see it all coming together in spring when all the details thought through and creative touches applied slowly develop into that overall idea we had in the darker months.
Proper gardening starts very early in the year (probably about now) covering every window sill with little greenhouses waiting for sprouts to appear, replanting them, getting the pots and soil ready, planning the outside shelving and planting the daffodils’ and tulips’ bulbs in outside pots….
Lots of websites have some good tips on gardening and ideas on how to make the most of the summer by creating a beautiful outside space and growing your own organic herbs and maybe veg…
And if you are not that dedicated but still would love some greenery to cheer you up lots of pots with hyacinth, daffodils or crocus dotted around the house bursting with colour and sweet flour fragrant will bring a smile to your face. Potted flowers stay longer and some are actually perennial – worth investing in and keeping the bulbs for next year.
Finally, its good time to replant all the house plants that are not blooming in winter, just before the next intense growth period starts in spring. New rich soil will give a boost better than any fertilisers. Maybe get some bigger pots or re-organise plants according the humidity and light they need. It all can make a huge difference!