Top 5 hacks for a keen gardener:

With spring in full swing and the Chelsea Flower Show starting this month there’s no better excuse than getting those green fingers ready, set, go for some gardening! Whether it’s revamping those tired looking hanging pots, or simply giving the flower beds some much needed TLC, VELCRO® Brand is here to lend a gentle hand in the garden department.

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through the best in garden design and you can do the same. Just follow these top 5 hacks for a garden to be proud of:

1 – Clear overgrown shrubbery to create a clean and fresh environment for new season plants.

2 - Now the danger of frost has (hopefully) passed it’s the perfect time to plant out cannas and dahlias. Or if you’re forward planning, why not have a go at growing your own spring bedding for next year? Try planting some wallflowers, pansies, and daisies.

3 - Once your plants have started to sprout, VELCRO® Brand Garden Ties can be used as a handy alternative to plastic ties which can cause damage to the plant stem. Simply fix a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Plant Tie to your sprouted plants and the sturdy, self-gripping tie will stop them from flopping.

 

VELCRO® Brand Garden Ties

4 – Record your progress. Taking photographs throughout the growing process and the season is a helpful way to track how far your plants have come and where you might need to improve next time.

5- Continue to weed beds and borders to prevent competition for water and nutrients.

Now sit back, relax and watch your plants grow straight and true.

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