What’s growing in my garden in March?November 15, 2022
What’s growing in my garden in May?June 5, 2023
April is where the farm really starts to come to life! It’s that lovely balance where the garden is slowly waking up, but by the end of the month, it’s almost in full bloom. April is also very much the month of the Ranunculus & Tulip!
- By this stage, we see the end of the narcissus. We leave these where they are for a while, until the leaves have died off. Then they are lifted and stored for next year.
- To begin with, we have the anemones. As mentioned in March, these can be very temperamental, but when they come, we have a lovely mix of purple, white, red, and fushia.
Then we have the spring favourite, the tulips! We have always been really successful with the tulips, and we try various colour combinations and varieties each year. Having planted these in abundance for several years, we are going to have slightly less growing for 2023.
- We are continuing to see the growth of the peonies.
- Our delphiniums are in bud and almost halfway up their frames.
- Our Viburnum opulus is beginning to grow, and the lilac is starting to bud.
- Along with our other edibles, we’re starting to see the violas, borage and cornflowers.
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Jobs we did in April
- We noticed a lot of wonky and wind damaged stems last year, so we started building wooden flower frames for the delphiniums and other tall flowers.
- We begin stocking up on plant pots.
- We begin feeding the roses. We have David Austin roses alongside newer varieties which grow inside the Polytunnel.
Getting Ready For Wedding Season
When we start to see the first of the flowers coming through, anything we don’t use is dried and recycled, ready to become beautiful confetti. We dry flowers throughout the year so we get a very interesting mix of textures and colours.
If you’d like to find out more about our flower farm and the growing season then we’d love to hear from you. You can read a little more here or drop us a line on our contact form!