first time gardener

Rebecca Clarke asked 13 years ago

Ive just bought my first home and would like to work on the front garden ive never planted anything, im wondering when i need to start planting for summer id like some potted flowers and some for the side of the lawn and i dont have a clue. Thanks Rebecca

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
You should take an overview first. Make a list of what you want to achieve with the garden and take stock of what is already there. Then you have a better idea of where you want to go, and can set about getting there.

There is a lot of information about Garden design in the know-how section and on growing flowers at

In general, summer hardy annuals are not sown until March or April and half-hardy bedding plants are put outdoors in late May.