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Hot Trend: Comfort Planting

The RHS has published its annual gardening predictions for 2021 and it certainly makes for very interesting reading indeed, sure to give you all sorts of inspiration for your outdoor spaces at home.

One of the top trends identified by the gardening experts was comfort planting, with the cottage garden aesthetic expected to be a popular look for gardens the length and breadth of the country. To get the look yourself, consider planting foxgloves, lupins, poppies and delphiniums, which will all add delightful pops of colour to your borders and patios.

Another trend revealed in the report was the lazy lawn, with people turning away from more immaculate, tidy grassed areas and opting for perhaps more interesting alternatives, such as a mixture of small leaved clovers and grasses, which can stay green without the use of fertiliser and are resistant to drought.

Soil recycling is also expected to be popular among gardeners around the country, with people creating their own mixtures, such as by combining organic matter with sieved soil. It was also predicted that growing mediums will be reused increasingly in containers, as well as planting in existing border soil.

You can also help make your garden more environmentally friendly by gardening without peat, which can release carbon emissions and damage habitats. Peat is often found in bagged growing mediums such as growing bags and multipurpose composts, so check to see what’s in it prior to purchase.

The RHS also advises gardeners to check the wording on bags, as organic and environmentally friendly doesn’t always mean that the contents of the bags are actually peat-free.

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