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Spring into action in the garden!


Thank goodness it is Spring. Has there ever been a year when we have all looked forward to the season so much?

After being cooped up all winter within Covid restrictio­ns we have all been grateful for our gardens and once restrictio­ns are lifted we cannot wait to share them again with family and friends who were not fortunate enough to have gardens of their own.

Our gardens always take a bit of a battering during the winters and perhaps more so this year as we have been using them more during the cold months.

Kids and pets playing in frosty and damp gardens can wreak havoc with lawns, borders, shrubs and fences so there might be more work this spring to repair winter damage.

The ways in which you have used your garden during the 12 months of Covid might inspire you to adapt it to suit this new role.

Now is the time to be changing your ‘hard’ landscapin­g - perhaps a new patio, or decking, or replacing and extending the old. Is your garden calling out for a new fence or the digging out, or filling in, of a pond?

Once you have the ‘hard’ work sorted it is time to consider planting for the coming season – we are ready for some wonderful splashes of colour to cheer us up and annuals, hanging baskets and pots are a great idea.

Is this the year you are going to start a vegetable plot? Even a wee one to keep you supplied with salad can save you a fortune and lettuce, radishes and spring onions straight from the garden taste fantastic

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