Welcome to our first ever instalment of What to Plant. We want to inspire you to brave the February cold and prepare your gardens to be as productive as possible when harvest time comes.
Having the beautiful aromas come from a herb garden is one of the best rewards for your gardening efforts. A top tip from us here at GardenistaUK is to consider placing your herb garden near to your seating area so you can enjoy both the smell and have the convenience of picking fresh herbs from where you’re sitting to garnish your lunch!
Basil on the windowsill
Planning which flowers you want to bloom in your garden come Spring and Summer time is one of the best ways to look forward to warmer weather. It’s time to start thinking about colour schemes. We recommend choosing a colour and going from there. To help, Gardenista has a wide range of colours available for your soft garden furnishings! Here are some flower varieties to look up!
Reds and Pinks and Purples:
Cosmos - Rose Bonbon
Agastache - Liquorice Blue
Morning Glory - Crimson Rambler
Oranges and Yellows:
Marigold French - Queen Sophia
Arctic Poppy - Nudicaule Mongolia
Tithonia - Orange (Mexican Sunflower)
Blues and Greens:
Scabious japonica - Ritz Blue
Heliotrope - Marine
Himalayan Poppy - Lingholm
Whites and Blacks:
Viola - Midnight Runner
Gaura - The Bride
Lobelia Supacoat - Cascade White
Growing your own vegetables is not only cost effective but also a very wholesome and eco-friendly way to have a healthier diet. Creating an area in your garden dedicated to growing your own food can be deeply therapeutic, creating a nature-rich oasis to enjoy as the Spring approaches. Watch the first shoots appear through the soil from the comfort of your garden seating.
A lot of these are dependent on your soil type, so make sure you know what you’re planting into before you buy your seeds.
Garlic and shallots for light soils
Carrots and parsnips
Tomatoes and cucumbers for green houses