Gardening is a wonderful past time that has many benefits. It’s a good physical activity that is also relaxing, stress-relieving, and provides a great opportunity to interact with nature. In addition to growing beautiful plants to enhance the landscape of your home, you can also grow your own herbs, fruits, and vegetables for cooking your family’s meals. However, the European masses are known to take gardening to another level. For them it is an artistic expression and a representation of abundance. It seems as if they can make their gardens talk. With the Europe weather alerts continually serving as an important part of their almanac, the ardent gardeners rustle up for pleasant surprises as frequently as their weather tends to surprise them!
There are many factors to take into account in gardening – the objective, the design, the weather, the native plants, the non-native plants available or possible, the seasons, budget, type of soil and its pH levels and so on. European, usually English gardening styles demand a strong bone structure of the garden. It means the planting of trees, shrubs, and hedges to create a strong visual impact. It is then followed by weaving and sprawling plants. This method helps make the eyes travel and create field-depth. A garden can exhibit various looks – a gardenesque style, a cottage garden look, a naturalistic garden or a symmetrical one. A gardenesque approach would mean emphasizing every plant’s beauty to its maximum potential, treating the space like a botanical collection characterized by artificial mounds, winding paths connecting group plantings and creating small-sized landscapes. Such an approach gives prime importance to the plants which at any point cannot die or wither away. For example, the recent weather in Bournemouth recording temperature extremes in summer could mean replacing your sunflowers with heat-loving annuals such as Geranium, Marigold, Pentas, and Gazania. Similarly, along with various styles and approaches to gardening, innovation is what carries the real kicks of gardening today. Mailbox gardens, doorstep gardens, window-sill saplings and flowers, rooftop foliage, and island bed gardens are interesting ideas for maximizing your gardenscape. All the above mentioned styles, looks and ideas are worthwhile if you judiciously plan all the gardening tasks in coordination with the weather. For instance, Birmingham weather predictions reveal that its precipitation this summer is somewhere close to the highest when compared to the rest of the Britain. This is the best weather for planting or seeding especially right before a light shower is expected. Precipitation forecasts also help manage sprinkler systems to avoid water-logging, which is deadly to some garden plants. Similarly, plant roots are well hydrated following light rains. Thais makes it an excellent time for transplanting and fertilizing. Fertilizing can be avoided in case of dry seasons to save the plants from burning and also in case of heavy rains to prevent it from getting washed off. The mini-herb garden by your window can be harvested on sunny mornings right after the dew has evaporated. So instead of having erratic weather ruin your garden, trying applying multiple designs. The right ideas can make your gardens thrive in the given weather. Plus it keeps you healthy from the physical work and sparkly-eyed from the bloom of your efforts.