Our Guide to Gardening Throughout the Year | Poundstretcher

Poundstretcher flowerYou may have felt the feeling that spring is in the air. Pretty coloured flowers are starting to poke their heads out, and the milder temperatures are beginning to make being out and about that little bit easier.

For any keen gardeners out there, thoughts will naturally turn to preparing your garden for the year’s warmer months and creating a beautiful outdoor space.

If you have found yourself with more time on your hands than usual, you may well want to commence some gardening work. Or you may have recently moved into your first home and have a garden of your own for the first time.

Whatever your reason for wanting to enhance your garden, at Poundstretcher, we want to help support your efforts. We have an excellent garden and outdoor range that can be used to create your own little piece of heaven.

We stock a host of bulbs and seeds that may be of interest. But it can be tough to know when to plant what. So we have put together this guide to help you stay on top of your growing and create a garden to be proud of, whether that’s for spring or later in the year!


Spring – March-May

A packet of white Acidanthera bulbs from PoundstretcherSpring is when we’d ideally want our garden to start looking its very best. But in the summer’s early months, it is still possible to plant exciting new additions to the garden.

One such flower that can be planted now are acidanthera bulbs. When these bloom later in the year, they offer a pretty white flower that creates a gentle vibe in your garden space.

Another flower that can be planted at this time of year, in the same way, are sparaxis bulbs. Offering a blast of rich red, white and pink colours, these are a joyful addition to any garden.

Vegetable seeds can also be planted in the spring months. Veggie bulbs like Maris Piper Potatoes
and Red Baron onions are perfect for sowing and planting at this time of year.

Summer – June-August

 A packet of Anemone de Caen bulbs

These lovely shallow bowl-shaped flowers are available almost all year round and can be planted in April and September too, but they are an absolute delight to plant in June. Anemone de caens flower in September if they are planted in June, they will bloom again next year in the spring as they are a perennial flower.


Autumn – September-November

A packet of Triteleia seeds from Poundstretcher

The autumn months are a time when a number of seeds that can be sown at this time of year will sprout in later.

Triteleia brings a splash of deep, rich colour to a garden. These are prime for planting in the autumn and should be planted in soil that has been forked. A handful of general-purpose fertiliser can then be added to help bring about a great bloom the following summer.

These all offer dashes of colour that can be a welcome sight upon blooming.


Winter – December-March

A packet of Shallot seeds from Poundstretcher

Even in the depths of winter, there are bulbs that can be planted and start to grow beneath the surface.

Many people like the idea of a fruit tree in their garden, and these can be planted in winter and start to pop their head out later in the year. We stock a variety of fruit tree seeds, including plum victoria, plum czar and cherry morello among many, many more.

Certain vegetables can also be planted come wintertime. Shallots for example are best planted when the ground is cold, and we have Shallot Red Sun Summer Onion bulbs available for you to buy at Poundstretcher.


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Hopefully, this has provided some good guidance as to what to plant when in order to get a strong garden environment created.

At Poundstretcher, we also offer a host of garden accessories, watering tools, propagation and greenhouse items and planters and hanging baskets.

Be sure to take a look through our full range of quality gardening products and find those perfect items for your needs.

To start buying from our range, simply plan a visit to your local Poundstretcher store and start turning your garden into that dream outdoor space.

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