Love Your Garden

Love Your Garden
Ten ways to make sure your green thumbs are up.

Do you love gardening? There are many benefits to be found by fostering a love of gardening, including a healthier lifestyle, improved mental wellbeing and a closer connection to nature. Here are the 10 things you can do to show your garden some love:

Begin a bee-friendly garden with blue, purple and yellow-flowering plants.

Brighten it up with a hanging basket of flowers – or fill with strawberry plants.

Plant microgreens for the kitchen windowsill.

Feed your plants in preparation for their spring growth spurt.

Start a compost or worm bin to convert kitchen scraps into a valuable plant food.

Be a local replanting programme volunteer.

Join a garden club.

Lend a hand in a community garden.

Help a neighbour in need – offer to weed their garden.

• Visit a botanical garden to stop and smell the roses.

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