Buy yourself a spade
You don’t need to spend much in fact you can pick these up cheap at car boot sales. Weeding, digging holes for new plants, shifting compost, levelling ground, turning over soil – a spade does the lot.
Get to know your soil
- Before you go out and spend a your money on plants get to know a bit about your soil. At the very least see what plants seem to be doing well in neighbouring gardens. The more scientific amongst you might want to invest in a soil testing kit.
Find a theme and stick to it
- Do you want to grow flowers or grow your own food. If you’re not sure yet then perhaps a cottage garden is the way to go where you can mix and match as you see fit.
Visit a garden show
- Get some outdoor furniture, at the very least a chair. That way you can sit and enjoy the fruits of your labour. The garden is probably the most relaxing place to sit at home.
- Subscribe to some of the fantastic gardening channels on youtube. There’s a large community of people with similar interests to you happy to share their stories of success and failure.
Grow some herbs
- They are easy to grow, useful and attractive to look at.
- I suspect that the most experienced gardeners have killed the most plants and there’s no doubt that a few will die on you too. Gardening is all down to experience so the sooner you learn that things don’t always work as you might expect the better.
Visit some gardens
- Your neighbours, your mates, your families , there’s a lot of inspiration and plant ideas all around.
Buy a great tool to enjoy every day in your garden.