With 4 days off, there are plenty of gardening jobs to be getting on with over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Ensure your outdoor space is looking it’s best by following our tips for gardening jobs over the Jubilee! Whether you have a small balcony with a few pots, or a large, sprawling garden full of plants, there are plenty of things to be getting on with.
Seeds to sow
It’s not too late to sow seeds! These seeds can all be sown outside now that the soil is warmer. With plenty of sunlight and regular watering and feeding, these will grow and reward you throughout the summer.
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Plant out dahlias
Now is the time to plant out dahlias that you’ve been growing in pots into the ground. With the last frost having passed, your dahlia tubers will be able to thrive in your garden and grow beautiful flowers for you to enjoy.
Use Boost All Purpose Plant Food for all flowering plants to give them the ideal mix of nutrients for 4x more blooms. With plant sense technology, Boost also helps your plants make the most of the water given to them!
If your tomato plants have now started to flower, use this weekend to start feeding them with a tomato feed, like Big Tom.
If you’ve been taking part in No Mow May, you can now mow your lawn back down to a reasonable length. In order to help your grass hold onto as much moisture as possible, don’t mow your lawn too short, try raising your mower blades a step or two!
To nurture your lawn into tip-top condition ready for the warm weeks that lie ahead, treat it to Westland SafeLawn Natural Liquid Lawn Feed. Child and pet friendly, the formulation gets to work quickly, feeding your lawn all year-round.
Take inspiration from the Superbloom planting at the Tower of London and create your own Jubilee inspired floral tribute. The Tower of London’s Superbloom display has been created with pollinators in mind, featuring over 20 million seeds, with the aim of creating a biodiverse habitat for wildlife. You can take inspiration from this in your own garden, try planting a border with plants such as lavender, lupins, foxgloves, forget-me-nots, nigella and catmint. Don’t forget your Capability Trowel when planting up your borders!
You also can still grow pollinator friendly flowers from seed this weekend too, try Unwins Nature’s Haven Butterfly Mix, if you sow the seeds in a large container or in a space in a wide border, you can expect beautiful blooms towards the end of summer, helping to provide for pollinators into the start of autumn.
Don’t forget to keep your bird feeders topped up. Although there is plenty of food on trees and bushes, birds that are used to eating from feeders in gardens will still want to find food in their usual spots. Fat balls are a brilliant choice at this time of year.
With the sun shining, ensure you refresh bird baths with cool, clean water for your feathered friends!
Finally, give everything a good drink with FloPro SoftFlo Spray Gun. If the sun is out, ensure you water either first thing in the morning, or last thing at night so the water doesn’t evaporate away in the heat, or scorch your plant’s leaves.