I love the satisfying circle of prolific self seeders, partnered with a combination of other perennial plants and bulbs, my idea of a perfect garden is complete, wild, natural and self perpetuating. For plants that need a helping hand I like nothing better than to collect their seed heads in autumn, plant them in some good compost in pots and reap the joy of their rewards the following year. Potting up and prettily presenting your excess plants grown from seeds will help spread the joy amongst others that you know. If you are a beginner, try sweet pea, nothing could be more easily grown and beautifully rewarding when in bloom The plants will provide you with cut flowers for the home throughout summer, the more you cut the more they bloom. Plant the seeds in autumn in some good compost and when they begin to sprout in spring support them with some bamboo or wicker which they will readily spiral up, cut the flowers for indoor display , this will keep the sweet pea blooming throughout the summer months.
The art of creating a beautiful space……….
The solace of a space, love, nurture and cultivate
giving you time to contemplate
tend and nurture it will grow
not enough, stunt, it’s slow
too much drains the natural flow
would anybody ever really think
too much love and it’s over the brink
strike the balance, find your feet
then all around will tap to the beat
strong, decisive, apply what you know
now you’re gardening in rhythmic flow
full of joy the learning’s life long
creating, just being and singing your song