National Gardening Week
We’re celebrating this week as it is officially National Gardening Week. It looks like there will be some great weather on the way during the Easter weekend too so there’s no excuse not to get out in the garden and get involved.
National Gardening Week was launched three years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and has fast become the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. The RHS is encouraging people to get involved by planting containers, building a bee hotel or creating areas to attract wildlife and insects. There are lots of activities to choose from whether you are an individual, gardening group or community of gardeners and you can find out more at www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk.
If your greenfingers are itching to get out in the garden then take a look at some of the products and plants below, which might help you on your way.
Robin Nest Box
£6.99. Height: 23cm.
Robins are thought to be THE wild bird that gardeners relate the most to as they tend to be the friendliest of our feathered friends. Robins seem to enjoy the company of humans in the garden and this is something that has gone back centuries.
Giant Wooden Labels – herbs
£2.49 each or six for £12. Size: 30cm x 3.5cm
Hardwood labels that would look equally as great on the herbs on your windowsill as in the pots on your patio or in your herb bed.
Traditional striped twine
£5.95 each. Available in red, orange or blue.
Ideal for tying up flowers and herbs, wrapping up homemade cakes and gifts, securing jam jar covers in place, present wrapping and much more...
Chrysanthemum trowel and fork
RHS endorsed trowel and fork presented in a beautiful printed box. Painted handles and trowel engraved with: “The love of gardening is a seed once sown, that never dies.”
Scabious ‘Pink Mist’
Its flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees and make wonderful fresh and dried flower arrangements.
Hebe – ‘Celine’
£10. Pot size: 3 litre.
Grown for its flowers and neat foliage, it also does well in coastal areas. Hebes are good for attracting bees and butterflies.
£2.99. 8 in a pack
Flowering time: July/September. Bee-friendly.