A new year comes with new trends!
Find out the top trends for 2020 according to The Royal Horticultural Society.
Supersizing Your House Plants
It’s all about showcasing your interior home with show-stopping big houseplants. Including Alocasia, a robust evergreen with giant leaves and Monstera with large rich green patterned leaves.
Bigger plants aren’t for everyone, buying and growing miniature plants are still as popular for many.
According to RHS, new research shows a soil bacteria known as Mycobacterium vaccea is good for our immune systems and will hopefully inspire your little ones to produce more mud pies in the garden this year!
We all strive for sustainability so it’s no surprise that gardeners are expected to use environmentally friendly materials such as wood fibre and green waste compost. This leads to adopting a ‘no dig’ philosophy to limit damage to soil structure and wildlife.
Back to the 80s
Garden lovers if you’re looking for inspiration to your pots, baskets and beddings, the 80s front-runners are returning with nemesias and diascias. With their sweet scents attracting bees and butterflies and with new breeding programmes that have emerged, producing spectacular colours such as the Nemesia ‘Berries and Cream’ and ‘Wisley Vanilla’.
Grow a Wild Garden
It’s time we took a new relaxed approach to our gardening and be more aware of supporting our wildlife. This could include creating a natural look to our garden with less of an immaculate design but instead growing a larger variety of plants and leaving their seedheads for insects. Consider bee hotels, wildlife ponds, log piles, plants for pollinators and compost heaps which will all help increase wildlife into your garden.
Growing Your Own
It is becoming increasing popular to find a sustainable way to source food by growing your own, by reducing plastic and gardening in a communal area.
The Chilli remains a crowd-pleaser in many gardens along with beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans and other legumes.