This year it’s been a real Australian summer, with higher temperatures over sustained periods, something that we haven’t had for a couple of years.
I love the garden at this time of year, with the flowers on show in full bloom creating amazing colour, and the cool shady areas in the garden that are perfect for lounging about in. It amazes me how much a garden helps create a cooler area around your house and in it. I know that I can go out into the gardens around the house and think it’s hot until I step out of the gardens and into the open areas that I realize how much cooler the garden areas are.
Water I think has been more of a focus this year, whether you want to be in it or having it around you. With this in mind you can also help create calming, peaceful areas around your house and garden with water feature which will also help lower the temperature. So this month we are putting Rodney’s under water with some great ideas for outdoor water features as well as a great selection of sprinklers for you to run under….I mean, use to water the garden.
Bulbs are also on our mind this month with the arrival of our spring bulb range. We have a great selection of all of your favourites and it is time to start planning your mini floriade, with tulips, daffodils, freesias and hundreds more.
We have a jam packed year coming up with events, sales and fun, so keep an eye on the website and like our Facebook page, to get a heads up as to what’s happening at Rodney’s in 2014. Happy Gardening Rodney