Welcome to May where it feels that the spring is carrying on regardless, sometimes punctuated by sunny days that bring the hint of a glorious summer to come. There has not been a lot of rainfall around London over the last two months so be aware that the ground has become drier than usual - watering of pots, containers, window boxes, new plants and newly laid lawns should be on your 'to-do' list.
Summer bedding plants have arrived to mark the approaching change of season. Geraniums, petunias, nemesias, lobelias and cosmos daisies are all available with considerable variety of choice. Time to wake the garden up with a selection of plants that add colour and cheer - from the more subtle to the outrightly 'sizzling'.
•We are now open on Sundays from 11am onwards, up until and including Sunday the 5th of July. We are also open on the May Bank Holidays from 11am.
•Summer bedding plants are arriving almost daily with a huge choice of variety - now is the time to think about window boxes and outdoor containers.
•We are also carrying a large selection of shrubs, climbers and perennials - a good moment to re-think your borders and give a different look to the garden.
•It is a lovely time of year for seasonal cut flowers - paeonias, sweet peas, larkspur and scabious are becoming available over the next few weeks
•We continue to stock seeds from Thompson & Morgan and Franchi seeds with a wide range of choices for this year
• Our cards from the Natural History Museum's Archivist collection are both beautiful and inexpensive and we have added more variety to the range
•Our range of tools from Spear & Jackson, the Kew Gardener collection, are the some of the best available and have proved to be a great success with our landscapers and customers
•Garden maintenance and one-off garden visits can be arranged by our garden services department. Please speak to Patrick Green on 07813602409
•Let us hope the weather continues to improve, so we can all be tempted to enjoy the outdoors