Impulse plant buys can turn out to be far from bargains. In order to thrive in your garden, you need to find the right plant for the right place. This is where it is useful to understand plant labels to help you decide which plants would be suitable for your garden.
This is just my favourite time of the year! Leaves are unfurling and buds are swollen, ready to burst! It's the time of year when you can miss the beauty of the garden if you but blink!
At this time of year everything is just about to burst forth into the glorious splendour of Summer so I thought it worth choosing a six this week from the flowers in the garden which are coming to their finales!
Mint is great to grow in the garden, despite the horror stories. It stays green all Summer, looks and smells great and can be used in mint sauses, mint tea and Summer cocktails like Pimms and mojitios.
From as early as March through to mid-May, the colourful cups of Tulip flowers adorn our gardens, parks and roadsides and what a sight they are to behold!
If you want to be making Leek and Potato soup all Winter, now is a good time to sow Leek seeds outside.