Now that spring is upon us, and it is inevitable many people will want to improve their garden. Whether you are keen to enjoy a stunning array of flowers, or you simply want a beautiful place to relax come the summer, this is time to act.
Online shopping has transformed the way we buy things, but there is a great deal to be said for buying locally. Not only do you support local companies and the economy, but you can pick up a lot of tips and hints. Buying seeds, plants and gardening equipment from a local shop helps others, but it may also provide you with insight which ensures you have a great looking garden for many years to come.
As a property market specialist, we cannot say enough about the impact a great looking garden has when selling your home. Even before a potential buyer steps into your home, the condition of your garden influences their thoughts. Therefore, you want to ensure your garden looks as attractive as possible.
Local options that will have your Forest Hill garden blossoming
Shannon's Garden Centre at 99-105 Stanstead Road is a local institution which has been helping people cultivate beautiful gardens for more than 30 years. Any business staying around for three decades is a mark of success, so it is always pleasing to see a local firm perform so well.
Like most firms that have been around for such a time, there is a lot to like about Shannon's Garden Centre. The range of products and plants is appealing, and the prices are fair. However, as you often find with stores of this nature, it is the advice and guidance on offer, which makes a difference.
Growing plants and making a garden look brilliant isn't always an easy task. Even experienced gardeners face challenges, and newcomers have a lot to take in. Knowing there is a great local shop that can provide you with insight and knowledge that helps you achieve great results is a real comfort to gardeners of all ages and experience.
Whether you are after plants or gardening equipment, having such a knowledgeable company on your doorstep is always welcome
The following chart indicates the current asking prices in Forest Hill, as of February 2020, according to Zoopla:
If you don’t mind venturing a bit further, you have the Dulwich Pot and Plant Garden Centre at 12b Red Post Hill. In their own words, they offer “top-quality seeds, plants, gardening products, tools and accessories as well as compost, logs and bird care products.” This should be all you need to get started in your garden, and of course, the team members are on hand to offer you guidance and advice as to how to make the best of your garden.
Some people prefer to buy from a big name, and this means B&Q in Sydenham is likely to be a popular choice with local residents. You know exactly what you get from B&Q, and as it is less than a ten-minute drive from the heart of Forest Hill, it shouldn’t take too long to get there and back.
What sort of flowers should you be looking to plant in spring?
The pansy is an excellent choice for planting in spring, as soon as the weather takes a positive turn. Pansies are also perfect for pots and hanging baskets. If you don’t have a lot of space or an actual garden, but you are keen to ensure there is something bright and cheerful to welcome you home, this is a great choice.
Daffodils are also an excellent choice for spring, because they flower early, and they are incredibly bright. The yellow hue of daffodils should ensure that you add a touch of happiness and joy to your garden, which is what most of us are looking for.
One of the first flowers that bloom in spring is the crocus. These look fantastic sprouting on a lawn, and the purple colour is different from most other flowers that come to life at this time of year. If you want to make a statement, or this is your favourite colour, you’ll love how this looks at your home.
If you are looking for a bit more variety in your garden, you cannot go wrong with a tulip. Tulips bloom in different shades, so if there is something you have in mind, you can opt for it in a bold manner. Tulips work very well around the border of your garden or a display, so make sure to use them in the most appropriate way.
Anyone of these flowers would make a great addition to your garden, but if you want to create a lively splash, why not combine them? You can make an eye-catching setting for your garden by mixing and matching your display, which is sure to bring a smile to your eye, and people who pass by.
The following chart indicates the highest value streets in Forest Hill, according to Zoopla as of February 2020:
Do you need to cultivate these flowers?
If you have the time, patience and magic touch, there are few things in life more rewarding than bringing a blooming garden to life. However, we know that not everyone has the time or gentle touch to cultivate a garden. This doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy a great looking garden, though. Some people will buy seeds and bring their garden to life, and others will buy plants that are ready to be placed in the garden.
The most important thing is to develop a garden you are proud of. Also, if you are selling your home, the important thing is to create a positive impression on buyers. If buying in plants and flowers helps you achieve your end goal, it is a worthwhile action.
At Hunters Forest Hill, we know selling property is challenging, but we are here to assist you in the process. If you aim to buy, sell, let your home or rent property, we are active in New Cross, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley, in addition to Forest Hill, so get in touch with one of the top three agents in London, and we will be happy to assist you.