Squeezing a quart into a pint pot
I WANTED to share with other readers that it is possible to grow so many different plants in a small space. Here’s the view from my bedroom window of my little but busy front garden. I wanted to have something low maintenance, which of course now it is not! At the last count, I had over 70 different plants including 13 different dahlia varieties.
The Phlomis russeliana does seem to grow very large and take up valuable room but the blooms are certainly worth it in early summer. Verbena bonariensis is one of my favourites together with salvias and Cephalaria giganta and the bees love them.
My interest started in my 30s and heightened after losing my dad so I guess the nurturing and creating was therapeutic for me. My 3-year-old grandson helps me find and dispose of the endless earwigs in my dahlias as well as slugs and snails. They are very well trained!
“I find it addictive and therapeutic planting and creating a mass of colour,” says Jane
Making the most of limited space