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March News - Splashes of Colour

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

We are now in spring and have been enjoying variously: warm sunshine, showers, hailstones and March winds! After the monochrome winter, the bright splashes of spring colour are a welcome and uplifting sight. Whether it’s a street lined with white and pink blossom trees, or beautiful shell-pink and purple magnolias, the bright yellow of daffodils and forsythia, or the blues of tiny forget me nots and grape hyacinth, colour is emerging all around.

 

Plantwatch

Glorius spring blossoms!

Magnolia grandiflora – large showy white, pale pink-tinged, and purple flowers


Magnolia stellata 'star magnolia' – pretty white star-shaped flowers


Camellia – white, red and pink intensely-coloured full blooms


Forsythia – bright yellow flowers burst through on bare winter stems


Good time to...

Start mowing lawns

Plant summer-flowering bulbs

Plant up new beds and borders, or add new plants to existing borders

Gardens in the news

Following the news that insect numbers are declining worldwide, we can take steps now to attract more to our gardens, terraces and windowsills. Here are some great tips for plants to attract butterflies, bees, ladybirds and more.

Apparently trees have a heartbeat! In a study, scientists have detected an internal ‘pulse‘ which helps them pump water from their roots.

Even more benefits of being in nature... the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing, is now becoming more known in the UK. You can choose from organised experiences, some National Trust forest recommendations – or just go for your own lovely walk in the woods!

Company news

New garden maintenance contract awarded in Clapham

Garden design and planting scheme in New Malden

New planting completed in Kingston

 

Do please feel free to contact us to discuss any of your gardening needs

Best wishes

Toby and The Urban Gardeners team