There is something quite magically about collecting your own seeds!
Today coneflowers are available in a kaleidoscope of citrus tones, vibrant pinks, rustic reds and orange that plant breeders introduced during the early 2000’s.
Seed catalogue’s at the ready once your done outdoors it’s time to check on your (indoor micro greens) before settling down with a warm cup of your favorite beverage and visualize your garden during warmer times, a kind of time-travel for gardeners as we plan, re-call and remember our garden through the season’s over the years.
Making best use of small garden spaces is critical and yet with some advanced planning and forward thinking, we can plant like Gertrude Jeykll in the style of an English Cottage Garden.
Apple trees lend themselves to training their delicate young grafted stems to various shapes, namely Espalier tiers, Fan trained or Cordon fruit trees. So whilst many of us don’t have room for an orchard we can often create frame work or clothe a sunny wall with professionally trained fruit trees.