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Who said gardening wasn't easy? Okay, maybe some parts aren't that simple - grafting, propagation, weeding on cliffs, getting rid of slugs and innumerable other things but some aspects of gardens are unbelievably straightforward.Look at this picture
it for an ironing board (sorry sis).So what makes a great gardening gift? Well, I do think a little gardening knowledge goes a long way, as does knowledge of the person you're buying for. Just because a person likes gardening doesn't mean they like begonias, or pink
. Sarcococca hookeriana: I drove to Devon last week with nine of these in the back of my car. The scent was amazing and, even though the plants are now happily planted in a client’s garden, the smell is still there. Plant them close to pathways6. Chitting
carrying laden trays to the far ends of the garden. The easier it is, the more you will eat outside.Try to avoid pink paving stones, especially when laid in a pattern with yellow slabs. You don’t want to end up sitting on a slice of concrete Battenburg cake.
.It's far more relaxing, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. What exclusive new varieties will I discover for patio pots, what will tempt my appetite in the kitchen garden, and which plants will steal the show next summer?Well, I'll just
TENA Active Living Garden designed by Yvonne Matthews. Based around a bright blue pavilion there are vibrant pink roses, red peonies, blue salvias and pretty much every other colour under the rainbow.David Domoney is a perennial exhibitor at RHS Shows