Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:08
The joy of gardening is surely in watching the seasons go past each with its own delights - be it flowers, fruits or veggies. You can encourage plants to grow exceptionally well by giving them ideal situations, light, warmth and food, but not to get them to outrun their assigned time and space - thank goodness nature just gets on with it all in spite of what we can do.
Of course, people who grow things for big shows like Chelsea do hold back thier plants with cold rooms, or bring them on to flower out of season with bright daylight bulbs, extra heat and so on, but for most of us that is beyond our purses or our desires. Enjoy watching things your garden develop, sigh when it goes wrong and remember that next year will alwys be the perfect year for absolutely everything you want to gow.