I took to gardening when I was in my early thirties when a friend suggested it might help me to relax when I was under a lot of stress. I really didn’t know where to begin but she very gradually introduced me to the basics and donated some of her cuttings and divided plants and away I went. I became hooked very quickly and found weeding to be one of the most therapeutic elements of gardening. You can’t beat hoeing out those little critters that try to dominate my rather lovely if somewhat haphazard borders. As I have moved house twice, since I’ve taken up gardening, it has been hard each time letting go of the memories that each garden brings but as soon as I have arrived at a new house I have set to creating new memories. Another love that has developed from this is visiting gardens and some of my favourite visits have been to The Chelsea Flower Show, The Eden Project, Sissinghurst Castle ( go in the spring for the daffodils), Alnwick Castle Gardens & RHS Garden Harlow Carr. My favourite plant…hmm…that’s a tough call. I think it has to be daffodils. The first daffodils are always heartwarming after a bleak cold winter & I love the idea of Spring being just around the corner.
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Congratulations to Phillip Waight who won last month’s competition for the Bold and Noble print.
This month’s prize would delight any keen gardener. The Floral Garden Tool Basket is a dream product for any discerning gardener and provides a light and convenient way to carry all your tools and and a spacious basket for the collection of garden materials or to store your vegetables, herbs and flowers as you work.
It comes complete with secateurs, large trowel, weeding trowel, fork, hand rake and a pair of gloves and features a padded handle.
So enter today; it’s completely free to do so and before you know it you could be the proud owner of the best garden trug basket in the neighbourhood!
Now I consider myself a bit of a gardener and love when spring arrives and following closely on the heels of the crocus comes my spring favourite the daffodils. With their gorgeous sunny heads they speak of warm weather to come and of your garden bursting back into life. Every year I have to go hunting through the shed looking for my seed packets and half the time I’ve missed the sowing season because its taken me so long to get around to finding them.
Well obviously our fabulous customers are so much more organised than myself and our best seller in our garden section is the East of India Wooden Seeds Box which has a set of month dividers. The dividers allow you to store your seeds according to the months you wish to sow them and you could also use the box to store notes, magazine cuttings, planting instructions etc.
I am going to get myself organised this year so I have lots of gorgeous colour in the garden.