Spring is now in full swing and garden centres have an abundance of affordable potted colour, making it a great time to brighten up your backyard with a flower garden. Flowers not only make your garden sing but they bring in birds and bees to help with pollination and can keep insects distracted and away from your precious veges. 

HOMEmade's gardening experts Tui have helped us put together some handy tips to make sure your Spring flower garden thrives. 

  • Before you get started don’t forget to prep that soil by digging in some compost and Tui Sheep Pellets to give your plants the best possible start.
  • Plant flowers into Tui Flower Mix which is specially formulated for long lasting vibrant floral displays. Popular spring flowers to plant include borage, marigolds, chamomile, purple tansy and nasturtiums.
  • Remember to keep dead-heading flowers to prolong flowering.
  • Feed roses with Tui NovaTec Premium fertiliser and apply a layer of Tui Mulch & Feed to protect their roots as the temperatures begin to warm.
  • Spring is the perfect time for sowing seeds for bedding plants like alyssum, begonia, chrysanthemum, cosmos, dianthus, geranium, gerbera, marigold, petunia, impatiens and sweet pea, to name a few!
  • Feed your emerging spring bulbs with Tui Bulb Food when first flower buds appear.
  • Even if you’re short on space, remember many flowering plants thrive in pots, and even on a small balcony you can still have a lot of fun and make a big impact with flowers.