Saturday, 9 April 2016
It doesn't really have to cost a lot of money to create a pretty garden. The holly that you can see trained as a lollipop self seeded there and as it grew I trimmed it to shape. The silver cineraria appeared in my back garden one day and I simply take cuttings from it. The rosemary is a plant that I grew when I bought a packet of rosemary stalks to add to a roast dinner a few years ago. Stick a couple of stems into water and leave them to root before potting them on. If you receive a bunch of flowers it is worth looking to see if you can root some of them. I have pulled side shoots from roses, carnations and many other flowers when I have received bouquets. The pretty blue 'grape hyacinths can be a bit of a weed as they spread everywhere but I simply pull loads of them out and donate them to friends at the end of each flowering season. I take cuttings from my wallflowers and root them ready for next year. They smell absolutely divine.