The Royal Horticultural Society has released its predictions for the garden trend for 2021 – and comfort plants, lazy lawns and delphiniums are blooming.
With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to put on your gardening gloves and work on a planting scheme. Whether you have a large cottage garden or a small balcony, there is something for everyone in the trend report.
“2020 ushered in a phase of experimental gardening – for those new to picking up a trowel, choosing to grow ornamental crops as well as crops and breaking new ground to growing old favorites,” says Guy Barter, RHS- Chief gardener.
“However, lawns and large blooms, long stalwarts of the garden, remain a major draw for British gardeners as people continue to seek the familiar in these less familiar times.”
Check out some of the things to do in the garden this year …
1. Convenient planting
According to the RHS, gardeners will be creating a beautiful space full of colors in 2021. While traditional roses were in vogue in 2020, this year delphiniums, lupins and thimbles will rise.
“Roses and hydrangeas caught on in 2020 when gardeners turned to old, dependable favorites with large blooms and long flowering times,” says the famous gardening charity. “However, that demand will be reflected in deficits this year as dolphins, lupins, thimbles and poppies are probably the best candidates for those looking to create a cottage garden look.”
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2. Choose your own
With allotment gardening booming due to statewide lockdowns, it’s no surprise that the vegetable patches remain self-picked. Some of the things we should keep open for this year are raised beds, smaller plots, tubs, troughs, window sills, and vertical growing systems.
“The cultivation of food in the home environment increased significantly in 2020 and the return to staple foods such as potatoes, lettuce, onions and plants associated with herbal remedies such as aloe vera, echinacea and sambucus,” according to the RHS .
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3. Lazy lawns
Wondering what to do with your lawn this year? According to the charity, gardeners will accept the “inevitable wear and tear” of their lawn and “keep an eye out for a bit of tanning in the summer”. Untouched striped grassy areas may look pretty, but 2021 is about keeping them natural and animal-friendly.
The team adds, “Some will be looking for interesting and environmentally friendly alternatives, such as small clovers that, usually mixed with grasses, stay green without fertilizer and withstand drought.”
4. Start small
Seeds are on the way up, and gardeners are encouraged not to despise small beginnings.
“The growing popularity of seeds – due to their low cost and the fact that some are harvested for free from supermarket products – has led many to develop their plant breeding skills,” adds the RHS. “Production problems could also result in more 9cm pots being sold over the usual 2-3 liter options and gardeners enjoying the process of plant growth.”
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5. Soil recycling
Last year the charity found that gardeners were more frugal about the garden. With stocks dwindling and garden centers closed, many of us have saved money and helped the planet by making our own mixes such as: B. have combined sieved soil with organic matter and reused growth media in containers.
Not sure what to do in the garden this year? Why don’t you show the planet a little love by making your own soil?
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