How to give your garden a Mediterranean makeover with these top tips
Gardening is a great way to relax and spend time with yourself, and if you’re looking to transform your garden or even just take up a new hobby, YouGarden has all the tips and tricks you need.
If you’re looking to give your garden a splash of color for next season or just want to transform your outdoor space, why not give these Mediterranean plants a try?
How to give your garden a Mediterranean makeover
YouGarden recommends growing Mediterranean and exotic plants in large pots as this will help warm their roots. Warm roots promote growth!
It will also allow you to move them to a protected area away from very low temperatures and frost.
Plant in pots with a diameter of 25 cm or more. In a few years you may need to repot into larger pots if your plants have outgrown them.
Remember to use a few stones or pots at the bottom of the pot for weight and to aid drainage. Use good quality compost, tamp down with your heel and water thoroughly.
How to position Mediterranean plants?
The clue is in the name, Mediterranean and exotic plants love the warmer, sunnier parts of the garden.
If they are growing directly in the ground, make sure the soil is well-drained as they don’t like ‘wet feet’.
When planting, add gravel/sand with compost/organic matter for best results.
How often to water Mediterranean plants?
Mediterranean plants need to be well fed and watered in the summer because that is when almost all of their growth will occur.
While these types of plants are very drought tolerant and can survive long periods without water, they will grow much better if they are well fed and watered during this time.
Feed them with a general purpose fertilizer such as Fish, Blood & Bone.