WHAT YOU CAN TRY
Try to recycle before throwing anything away; old mugs, tiles, wood and mirrors, even old car parts can be turned into a sculpture. Use your imagination.
Work hard in spring to clear the ground and weed to stop them taking hold.
Herbs kept in pots by the kitchen door make it easy when cooking.
Create distinct areas as garden rooms and make sure there are plenty of seats so you can sit and enjoy your labours.
Taking a rose cutting is relatively easy but you do have to wait for the buds to appear. Choose several long healthy stems of the current season’s growth, cut the top above a bud and the bottom below a bud, then remove all lower leaves, dip in hormone rooting powder and place in large pot of gritty compost. Cuttings will root over winter then pot up individually.
Grouped pots of herbs by the kitchen door are handy