This year I have made the decision not to grow any veg, reason being I just don’t have the time to care for them. Last year I was so busy that I forgot to water them and by the time I realised any veggies had grown, they’d already been nibbled by the birds. Therefore I’m hoping to use the time that I do have to take more care of the pretty plants and flowers.
So I’ve made a start and have taken a few tips from Monty Don in a bid to be a better gardener. In doing so I have come across a couple of money saving tips to get more from your plants. The first one I am already a big fan of is collecting seeds from the previous year and re-sowing them again. I’ve done this with some pretty pink hollyhocks and some poppy seeds that were given to me from a neighbour. I’ve scattered them where I want them and already I’ve noticed that their little green shoots have appeared, fingers crossed they’ll grow just as well as they did last year.
The second tip that I discovered is that I can grow another hosta plant at no extra cost. According to Monty you can split your existing hosta plant in half or in quarters, re-plant it and they’ll happily grow again. This I liked the sound of, so I set to work at the weekend and it was suprisingly easy to do. Here are a few pictures of my effforts plus a link to a video of Monty don himself.
They’ve already started to grow new shoots, I’m very impressed. Here’s to a Summer full of a colourful plants and flowers.