Weeding is a laborious task that gardeners across the country will be tackling in the run-up to summer. With this in mind, Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to Chris Beardshaw, a regular panel member on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time. The garden designer shared the best way to remove annual weeds from beds and borders in your garden.
He said: “If you’re dealing with perennial weeds then you certainly need to go in with the long haul.
“You need to dig out as much of the root as possible.
“What is useful about this recent period of wet weather is that the soil is now very loose.
“So it makes it very easy to drop a fork in and just gently lift the ground and just tickle the roots of the perennial weeds like your dandelions, thistles, docks and those sorts of things which incidentally, are all good indicators your soil fertility is high.
With 28 percent of Britons becoming more interested in gardening over the past year due to the pandemic, it’s not surprising that more of us are trying our hand at planting.
According to figures from YouGov, 60 percent of Britons said they have planted vegetables or herbs in the past year, and 65 percent said they had potted plants or flowers.
But it’s not just gardening itself that has experienced a surge in popularity over the last year.
New data from digital subscription app Readly has revealed that interest in their gardening section has increased by 104 percent in the last year.
Readly is a digital subscription app that is a great source of inspiration for your garden, with unlimited reading to over 5,000 magazines and newspapers, including The Daily Express, and top gardening titles such as BBC Gardeners’ World, Modern Gardens and The English Garden.
Readly is giving two months of unlimited reading from May 17 to May 31, 2021, which will cost £7.99 a month thereafter.