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How does your garden grow?

6 May 2020

How does your garden grow?

If you’re spending more time in the garden during the lockdown, you’ll already know how rewarding it is to see all your plants, vegetables and flowers grow and blossom.

When it comes to selling your home, a well tended garden has instant impact for the photos and for the viewing, both virtual or in person once the lockdown ends. 

BBC Gardeners World magazine has collected some inspiring designs for your front garden which just goes to show it doesn’t have to be complicated to look good. They also have some suggestions for quick gardening breaks for anyone working from home at the moment. It’s a great way to take a break from the screen and get some fresh air. 

Even if you’re not green fingered, luckily there’s plenty of advice online. 

Country Living magazine has 20 ideas to use your time productively in the garden, from re-edging the lawn for instant impact to making a mini-meadow to attract bees and butterflies. 

Who could fail to be cheered by sunflowers grown from seeds? They will result in smiles all round come summer although all flowers brighten the garden. 

Most gardeners will already be familiar with the RHS and their extensive advice on just about every plant you could imagine and a few others as well. They’ve also added more information about growing your own vegetables, which has seen a big rise in popularity this year. If space is at a premium, try growing herbs in pots. They’ll look great in the garden and add a delicious twist to your cooking.

Even if you don’t have outside space of your own, herbs on the window cill bring a sense of the outside in. Houseplants have also come back into fashion and can easily be taken with you to your next home. 

Or simply sit back and enjoy this virtual tour of the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle Gardens where more than 80,000 tulips have been blooming this spring. Visitors aren’t allowed in due to the lockdown, so instead, the gardeners have put together this fantastic video to share their wonderful Sussex displays. 

Why not take a few photos of your own garden looking its best now to show interested buyers later? A good looking garden, of any size, is always a strong selling point so now's a great time to get the camera out and put your garden in the spotlight.  

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