March 2020

These are uncertain times, and I suspect I’ll be spending more time than usual in my garden over the coming weeks. There is no right or wrong way to create your garden, the most important thing is for it to feel a place you want to spend time rather than having to. Grow what you like, in whatever combinations you like, have statues or gnomes (well, maybe not too many gnomes), mirrors, pretty pebbles and windmills, whatever makes you smile and lifts your heart.

If it’s dry , you can start cutting your lawn again now. If you have a mower with an adjustable height setting for the blade, set it at its highest to start with, and gradually lower it over the coming weeks. Perennials that are getting a bit big for their boots can be lifted and divided now before they really get growing again. Plants for free – what’s not to love!

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