It’s no secret that the UK has experienced cooler than usual temperatures and some decidedly wintry weather well into what you’d normally expect to be spring. Now the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is urging gardeners and everyone else to make the most of spring flowers, because they’re likely to bloom and then disappear quickly.
According to the organisation, this year’s spring flowering is expected to be “the biggest and most beautiful spectacle of colour seen in years”.
This is because the cold weather has meant that many spring-flowering plants have stayed in bud for longer, and are all set to flower at the same time in a riot of colour.
However, they aren’t expected to last long, with the summer flowers quickly taking over from the spring blooms as the weather heats up.
Guy Barter, RHS chief horticulturalist, said that magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias and cherry trees will all bloom in the coming week and will look beautiful.
“This shorter, condensed spring will create magnificent displays in our gardens, public spaces and roadsides across the UK as everything flowers at once,” Mr Barter added.
The incredible displays could even give you some inspiration for your own garden and make you think about the spring-flowering plants you have in your own outdoor space, if you don’t already have a well-established garden.
You may decide that gardening services in Enfield could be the way to go if you don’t have the time or inclination to dedicate to your outdoor space.
Alan Titchmarsh recently suggested that anyone who is tempted to plant a magnolia in their garden does their research. He explained that magnolias don’t need to be pruned, but that left to their own devices they can grow rather large.
In small gardens, this can mean they take over and have to be cut back, something he described as “a huge sadness” when writing for the Express.