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of them start selling flowers before March, although The Telegraph has published a list of companies offering both British and imported flowers by post.One day I hope to be able to give my Valentine a posy of cut flowers grown by me, in my garden
root cuttings from my mum's garden. Some didn't flower, so I'm hoping they will this year. I'm also looking forward to single plants growing into clumps, as they become established and make my garden their own.And what went wrong? I grew far too many
as not to increase petrol consumption, and the less mud the better I suppose, if you love your car.Seriously though, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, and driving around with a load of flowers on your roof probably wouldn't cut it. Planting trees
I love Chelsea, in spite of the sore shoulders I get from carrying press releases, the aching knees from traipsing around all day and the weird cough that comes on in the middle of the Floral Marquee. It's the biggest gardening event of the year
the ground. (I love dandelion leaves. There're so crunchy and refreshing after a winter of meagre salads. The trick is to pick them before they flower, after which they can taste bitter.) Then the nettles and wild garlic appear (which together make a
just come into flower. I've only had a year to do that job...What jobs will you be striking off your gardening 'to-do' list this bank holiday?