"This book is dedicated to those who like to spend more time pottering than deadheading, pruning, mulching and weeding. It’s for those who want to spend more time enjoying it than labouring in it".
"I lay the blame for this habit of mine fairly and squarely at my Glaswegian granny’s door. She had several unusual houseplants courtesy of the local Botanic Gardens, and did not have any qualms about it, or hid her methods particularly well".
"I have eaten a Pansy under these circumstances (someone else was paying), but I was quite confident about it, since I used to eat Pansies and Begonias as a child (times were hard in those days and we had to look in strange places for our vitamins)".
"L erinus seeds are as fine as fairy dust and if you happen to sneeze, hiccup, shiver or fart while you are trying to sow them, they could end up anywhere".
"They do however make an unusual border plant, are virtually pest-free apart from the occasional brave slug-nibble, and always provide a talking-point: (“Why have you got that big thistle in the middle of your flower-bed?”)".
"Buddleja is now more often spelt “Buddlia” which is more sensible, since the “j” is not pronounced and is therefore a bit redundant (a bit like the silent “p” in bath)".
"Mainly used in cooking, but please don’t ignore them if you’re not Fanny Craddock (who?). (Well Gordon Ramsay for you youngsters, although the saying “I hope your doughnuts turn out like Gordon’s” just doesn’t have the same ring to it)".
"Strip the garden of weeds in early spring: it’ll save you having to do a lot of work later in the season when you could be sitting on the lawn soaking up the sun, or basking in the shade with a wee G & T".
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About the Book
A simple, effective guide to growing beautiful plants with little maintenance. Contains advice on how to move plants around, pictures of common weeds and how to get rid of them, and much more….
About the Author
Sam Morrison has been gardening for over 20 years, successfully growing more than 200 different species of plant in Scotland and the South of England. She lives in central Scotland with her husband and son.