If there’s one thing which can help your garden stand out from all the rest, it’s a neatly kept and luscious green lawn. Grass is a fragile family of plants and as such requires a great deal of care and patience. If everything is done right, it will grow to become an incredible sight to behold. That’s why it’s important to have basic knowledge of how to take care of your lawn. For that reason, we’ve prepared a handy-dandy lawn care calendar just for you.
Plantastic Facts, Flower Info and More
Winter season doesn’t mean you have to turn your back to your flower garden until spring comes. There is a good number of plants that bloom beautifully even in the coldest of weather. Let’s dig into their world and see which ones you will fancy.
Mahonia doesn’t like soggy wet soil. Grow in a partial shade spot and prune it after flowering.
Daphne (Daphne odora)
Sow the plant on a spot that will be lit by the morning sun each day, or under a dappled shade. It doesn’t need frequent pruning or watering – do it only when it’s necessary. A way you can help daphne grow faster and easier is to plant it in slightly elevated beds.
Christmas rose (Helleborus niger)
The plant is durable and easy growing. It loves partial shade and grows best in a moist but well-draining soil. Christmas rose blooms with white flowers which get a hint of pink when they age.
Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)
Winter jasmine will look best if you decide to use it to cover slopes and walls in your garden with almost no efforts needed from the gardener’s side. It spreads easily but it’s not an invasive plant. Although it doesn’t have any special requirements as far as outer conditions are involved, winter jasmine will surely grow best under full sun. Prune it as soon as flowering kicks in.
However, with proper garden care, you will have beautiful camellias blooming during the coldest of seasons.
Plant them in late spring and prune after flowering. A slightly acidic soil will benefit the delicate flowers, as well as a cool and dry winter.
During most of the year, the snowdrops are dormant beneath the ground level. Therefore, the area where you plant them may look barren. To avoid that, you can plant ferns on top to conceal the space.
Grow nemesia under a full sun or afternoon shade. Cooler temperatures work fine for the plant, as it fits the British climate.
Violas are easy to grow and easy to spread – however, if you live in a forestry area and you’ve got the occasional wildlife visitors, such as deer and rabbits, you should know that they like to snack on violas. Deterrents such as human hair, chives, garlic, onions and moth balls can help chase them away.
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Tolerant to any soil, sweet alyssum will only prefer moderate moisture and good drainage. The best way to ensure the plant’s longevity is to trim it immediately after blooming.
The flower is able to bloom in winter and can handle frost. It comes in almost all ranges of colour, except blue. Grow under full sun with well-draining soil.
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