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Spring Clean Your Garden – Top Tips

It’s not just your house that needs a spring clean at this time of year - your garden does too. A quick tidy up will do wonders, and it will raise your sprits. So celebrate the lengthening days by heading outdoors and pampering your garden with a spring clean and a fresh new look. Here are some top tips from Squire’s Garden Centres: Spring clean your patio Remove dirt, grime and stains from your patio quickly and easily with products such as ‘Block Blitz’ or ‘Patio Black Spot Re
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Plant Tomatoes and Peppers (Chilli and Sweet)

Grow in a container from young plants this spring and summer  Tomatoes and peppers require similar growing conditions and so can be grown together. It’s really easy to do and very rewarding when you are able to eat the fruits of your labour! There are three types of tomato plant: the upright (vine) plants which grow tall and require support; bush tomatoes; and tumbling plants which are great for hanging baskets. Some peppers also require support. Check individual plant packs for de
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Plant a Herb Container

Use young plants for fresh flavours this Spring and Summer There’s nothing quite like being able to add your own fresh herbs to your cooking. They are a great addition to any garden because they look and smell lovely, plus they taste delicious when freshly picked. The easiest way to grow herbs is to buy pots of young plants and most are suitable for container cultivation. When selecting herbs to plant, choose ones you like to use in the kitchen. What will I need? • A container
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Plant a Hanging Basket

Use young plants for stunning displays this spring and summer Hanging baskets are a stunning way to display plants, and are a great way to utilise available space. They offer protection from slugs and can accommodate a variety of different plants. Make sure you select varieties of plants that will cascade well to put around the edge. For long lasting displays, include small evergreen shrubs such as ferns, ivy, dwarf conifers and box. When should I plant? Plant in early spring (Apr
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Easy to Grow Plants

For a beautiful garden this Spring & Summer If you’re new to gardening or don’t have much time to maintain your garden, here are some plants we’d recommend that will grow almost anywhere in most conditions and require little maintenance. The plants can be planted in Spring and Summer (unless specified below) and will need watering regularly. To get started prepare the soil by digging out with a fork to remove stones and weeds. Add a little compost, then use your trowel to prep
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