child in hat painting fence

How to stay ahead over the Bank Holiday

Written by Beth Bright

Summer’s coming and early May is a good time to take a real hard look at what needs doing at home and in the garden.

Fence first

Fencing above stone wall

Check panels and posts. Refresh and protect timber from the elements with a wood preserver or garden shade. We stock lots and are always happy to help with any questions. We provide free quotes too.

Make some room

Shed space can easily get overwhelmed during winter with the sheer amount of stuff that needs storing. Give your shed some tlc and check locks, latches and the roof for damage. Maybe you’re thinking about a bigger space, or doubling up with a combined store and potting shed. Our extensive range of sheds fits all sorts of outdoor spaces.

wooden sheds

Get out in the garden

strawberries growing on the plant

Decide your summer planting. Is it going to be bursts of colour, heady fragrance or a mix? Is there space for home grown veg? You only need a windowsill to grow lettuce and herbs in abundance that add flavour to your alfresco dining. How about a strawberry hanging basket this year instead of flowers? Or, if you have the room, both!

Make a statement

Sleepers and planters make for an interesting focal point. Pots and garden ornaments are good for adding a little personality to your plot. Like our flamingo…

Flamingo garden ornament

Come rain or shine

This Bank holiday it’s time to:

  • Protect vulnerable and tender plants
  • Keep on top of weeds
  • Mow lawns regularly
  • Sow hardy annuals straight into the soil or pots
  • Plant out perennials but protect from frost
  • Support plants like roses and sweet peas before they grow too vigorous

We are open Bank Holiday Monday from 10am to 4pm. Have a great long weekend! 

 

 

 

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