Gardening tips and tricks
SO you’d love your garden to look magnificent, but the amount of effort required seems daunting? Don’t fret - at some stage, we all feel the same way. Here are a few suggestions:
Never plant a lawn that takes more than 20 minutes to mow short.
Replace all your normal pots with selfwatering ones. You won’t have as many plant losses.
Avoid too many plants that die down in
- life is too winter, avoiding the need for cutting back.
Don’t plant a rose, no matter how beguiling, unless it’s rated top 10 for disease resistance. Spraying is a real drag.
Don’t make wide garden beds, they’re hard to work and you’ll do your back in.
Ignore advice not to plant too thickly. With enough good plants, weeds can’t grow.
Buy a light tiller to reduce digging.