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Turning over a new leaf

Monday, April 30, 2018

Now it’s April and we can enjoy the spring sunshine (and showers!). Beautiful fresh green leaves are appearing on the trees, where just the week before there were bare branches. Many plants are now bursting into flower such as lilac, peonies and choisya. Bluebells are appearing in woods, parks and gardens.

Plantwatch

Look out for...

Tulips – a rainbow of colours from these favourite bulbs


Camellias – in full bloom now with intense red, pink and white flowers

Choisya ternata – dark green leaves with delicate white scented flowers


Good time to...

Divide clumps of bamboo

Sow grass seed to fill bare patches of lawn

Tie in clematis and honeysuckle climbers

Sow herbs and plant up strawberry plants

Gardens in the news

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew are beautiful year round, but in spring the gardens are particularly uplifting with the trees coming into new leaf and gorgeous blossoms. The treetop walkway and the Hive installation, and the reopening of the grand Victorian Temperate House, are also highlights.

Company news

The Urban Gardeners was featured in the May gardens issue of Wandsworth & Clapham Magazine.

The Urban Gardeners completed a large-scale landscaping and planting job in Earlsfield.

New planting jobs completed in New Malden, Wimbledon and Clapham.