Katie Rushworth: A Space for Spring Positivity
The long winter is finally over and we’re ready to step into spring!
Our favourite Yorkshire gardener and TV presenter, Katie Rushworth, has once again refreshed her wellbeing garden and this time she’s transformed it into a positive, uplifting space with a riot of colour that can’t fail to make you smile!
“A new year and I’m thrilled to be back with my friends at Tong to transform my wellbeing garden with a vibrant new look for spring. Gardening is so good for us, in so many ways, and our gardens can offer us a place of relaxation and restoration as well as providing gentle exercise and improved wellbeing!”
“And with the world still in such turmoil with ongoing pressures and stresses, our gardens continue to be valuable spaces for fun, for family, for reflection and for reaping rewards – be it for the senses or with its produce. So if you can spare just five minutes to get out into the garden this spring, i’m certain you won’t regret it!”
“My refreshed garden and new planting scheme will certainly put a ‘pep in your step’ – I absolutely love it!”
If you’re looking for instant impact in your garden this spring, then a Fritillaria is a must! They really are wonderful little things – I love their dramatic flower heads and they have a real distinct scent too! They just had to go in!
The Agapanthus has to be one of my favourite VIP’s for spring! They produce explosions of colour with their delicate globe-shaped flower heads and fill me with sheer joy when they’re in full bloom! They also make beautiful cut flowers for my home too!
For this season, one of my VIP’s is the Heuchera. They come in such a huge range of amazing colours from reds and purples to vivid greens. They’re really easy to look after and are brilliant for any shady spots in your garden!
I love Erysimum! They are perfect plants for adding colour and fragrance to borders and help to add structure and aesthetic value to your garden even after the flowers have faded – what’s not to love?
Another VIP I’ve chosen for spring is the Cordyline. They add massive energy to your garden with their form and structure but, for best effect, plant it next to something with contrasting leaves like the stunning Fatsia Japonica. You won’t be disappointed!