Gardening at Wilkinson...
Spring has sprung, the clocks are being turned forwards, resulting in longer evenings and brighter mornings, so there is no excuse not to get out in your garden; unless it’s raining of course, after all we do live in the UK!
Whether you’re planning a complete garden overhaul, or just looking to start growing your own fruit and veg, Wilkinson’s has the answer to all your needs and more. With a very handy online ‘Growing Guide’ including hints and tips from when’s best to plant seedlings and bulbs to the best fertiliser to use. Ensuring that you have a plentiful crop come Autumn and Winter, all available at the click of a button at wilkinsonsplus.com both day and night.
They have a range of products to suit every budget, with their own value range, as well as well known brands like Miracle Gro and Flymo. If you can’t quite make it to the store in Risbygate Street, everything you could ever need is also available online for home delivery. You can also order over the phone from the catalogue.
Whether you’re a beginner or a gardening whizz, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a meal and eating something that you’ve grown yourself. If space is an issue, Wilkinson’s have got some great solutions with windowsill salad kits, grow-in-a-pot peppers and herb pots to name a few so there really is no excuse! If you’ve got all the space you could ever need and more, you’re spoilt for choice!
Having a thriving garden isn’t just a result of good planning and planting, maintenance is essential to keeping your garden in tip top condition. Mowing your garden at least once a week, and pruning plants and flowers will keep your garden manageable. Selecting plants that are low maintenance, and fruit and veg varieties that don’t need constant attention, such as potatoes, carrots and onions, are perfect for those with even the most hectic social lives.
A good gardener would be nothing without a good set of tools, for gardeners who are just starting out a spade, fork and trowel are more than enough. If you’re more of an avid gardener, you are also catered for, with a wide range of Pruners. Wilkinson have a wide selection including Anvil action, Bypass action and Scissor action to name but a few, so you’ll be prepared for whatever your garden throws at you.
Given the current drought warnings, and imminent hose pipe bans, it’s well worth investing in a water butt, that will collect rain water and can then be used to water the garden. Wilkinson’s Beehive Water Butt has been cleverly designed so that it is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, acting more as a feature, rather than something that is hidden away in the corner of the garden by the dilapidated shed.
To fully complete your garden renovation a shed is a must have, a garden without a shed is like strawberries without cream. A garden shed can take many forms, gone are the days of the rickety decaying shed at the bottom of the garden, housing antique gardening tools, and that mower that’s not seen daylight in years. Sheds are becoming increasingly seen as extensions of our homes, housing not only the gardening equipment and acting as a potting shed, but also as a place to escape to after a long day, or a workshop. Wilkinson’s Overlap Reverse Apex shed is the perfect combination of traditional garden shed and tranquil oasis, although it might be a bit chilly in the winter months.