I am not a gardener, of the many crafty pastimes I enjoy gardening, unfortunately, isn’t one of them but when B&Q asked me if I wanted to give their super simple Easygrow technology a try (and with the spectre of our poor, unloved garden floating in my mind) I said why not?
The Easygrow bedding plants use Teabag Technology, the roots of the plant and a bit of soil is all contained in a teabag type bag that degrades naturally so all you have to do is dig a hole, pop it in and cover it up. That’s it – amazing! It’s also better for the environment too – you can find out more about B&Q Easygrow .
Now I must admit that it’s getting a bit late for planting, summer is obviously prime time but there’s still time to add a bit of colour to your garden before the winter sets in properly. I used the plants for the little patch outside our backdoor. This was once nicely planted but has been neglected for a few years and needed some clearing but once the weeds and brambles had been pulled out it left a fresh patch of soil and a big white crumbly rock (plus a bush with pink flowers that I don’t know the name of!)
My creative vision apparently doesn’t extend to designing flower beds so I started the best way I knew how, one plant at a time! I dug my hole, popped a Cyclamen plant in, pushed the soil over the top and bam, I had a flower bed! (Sort of.)
After working my way round the bed with some Primroses, Violas and Dianthus my flower bed was complete and oh so pretty!
This kind of gardening is right up my street, it only took about 30 minutes and every time I walk out of my kitchen door it makes me so happy to see the bright colours and pretty blooms. So don’t hesitate, before the weather gets nasty head down to B&Q and put a bit of love into your own garden with minimum effort and maximum results!