Fairies find favour in gardens
container, some dirt and some moss from the driveway sufficed (you can even buy special moss for fairy gardens), but any kind of plant pot with decent potting mix will do. Fairies and gnomes prefer low-growing plants, such as alyssum, heartsease, dwarf snapdragons, baby tears, scleranthus, violets, lobelia and creeping thyme.
Do you have wee folk at your place? Email me your photos at email@example.com. or a general garden fertiliser, then side dress it with more blood and bone twice during the four and a half months it takes to grow to maturity. Celery is originally a swamp plant, so keep the water up to prevent it from bolting to seed. Plant it successively from now until July. Try fast-growing ‘Slowbolt
Polo’ from Egmont Seeds or ‘Tall Utah’ or red-andwhite-stockinged ‘Peppermint Stick’ from Kings Seeds or buy seedlings at the garden centre.