The evenings are getting longer and the sunrays stretching over the patio make us eager to get back to gardening. From people, to plants and animals, the whole country has been waiting for the arrival of spring — so what a relief that it's finally here. We have plenty of inspiration to help you get creative with budding green plants, both indoors and outside.
Turn your terrace into a paradise of flowers
Throw the doors to your patios and urban balconies wide open, and breath in the fresh spring air. Read our tips for transforming this small space into an outdoor flowering paradise, and if you’re unsure how to go about planting, check out our outdoor guide to potting which explains everything.
What can you do in the garden now?
March can be quite treacherous when it comes to temperatures, but you can get to work outdoors on mild days with some useful spring garden jobs that will prompt growth and flowering later in the season. These early spring flowering plants will bring a much-needed splash of colour to outside, and we also have an easy mobile planter DIY for you to get stuck into, to help make the most of small spaces.
Spring plant design makeover
On colder days, use our plant design advice to update your interior. To give you a helping hand, leading experts have shared their top tips with us in short video masterclasses: biophilic designer Alexander Bond talks about the benefits of reconnecting with nature, green designer Philip van Traa shows you how to create wow factor with plants, and Rose and Caro from Ro Co offer tips for creative planting.
Spring on a plate
Just thinking about all the gardening is making us feel hungry. We joined forces with chef and food writer Yvette van Boven to create two recipes that epitomise spring on a plate: a hummus, falafel and tulip wrap followed by a panna cotta with roses and honeycomb for dessert. Bon appetit!