New to gardening? Here’s where to start

Has lockdown given you horticultural aspirations? Our gardening expert has some suggestions I think some of you might be new round here. Until now, for those fortunate enough to have a garden, it has probably been used mostly on the warmest days: hanging out washing, a ballgame, perhaps an Easter egg hunt, and maybe not much more. But now it is your vital playground: it allows you to breathe, to look up and out, in these confined times. What should you be doing with this space? The answer is gardening gently. Messy gardens are rich in habitats; all those rotting leaves and old twigs are someone else’s home. So rather than sweep it clean, it is more of a case of ordering it so that it’s a space for you and all the others. Continue reading...