As we welcome May with open arms, we are all doing internal (and occasionally out-ternal!) jumps for joy with the hint of summer round the corner. We’ve got our runner beans, squash, and sweet pea seeds at the ready to sow outside this bank holiday weekend, armed with the most adorable gardening garments and gear.
From jumpers & aprons to storage bags for all your gardening tools, we’ve got the perfect, personalised gifts for those green fingered friends or just because it’s time for a treat for your own garden or allotment!
Our gardening utensils bags are great for storing all the tools and essentials you need for potting and planting around the garden or greenhouse. They are the perfect storage solution for all those tools laying around the place and getting lost. The drawstring top and ties make them great for hanging up so you know where everything is when you need it.
We’ve rustled up our top 10 tips and gardening guidance while pottering around in the sun this weekend
Plant out alpine strawberry seedlings sown in early spring.
Sow cauliflowers and purple sprouting broccoli for harvesting next winter.
After all risk of frost has passed, plant out tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins that were previously sown under cover.
Brussel sprouts for next winter should now be ready for transplanting after early or mid-spring sowing.
Thin gooseberries if you want large fruit.
Keep an eye out for asparagus beetles. and pick them off by hand.
Protect carrots with insect-proof mesh to prevent carrot root fly.
De blossom strawberry runners planted in September.
Water blueberries, cranberries, and lingonberries when needed with rainwater, but use tap water when butts are empty.
Gently run your hand over indoor grape vine flowers to pollinate them.
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At times, we know it feels like hard work, but don’t give up!!
You can do it, 'beleaf' in yourself unfortunately we don’t have any vegetable jokes yet, so if you do, lettuce know!