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Not with a human being, but with glorious lavender plants.
I shall let you into one of horticulture’s best-kept secrets. Heritage does not mean “a national treasure”.
As I have been telling novice gardeners for years, gardening successfully is largely about assessing priorities.
Weeds are the native vegetation exercising their birthright.
There’s much to consider: when to plant seeds, where to plant them, and how to move them.
Even if it means you can’t retire your rake.
As a new year begins, allow me to offer veteran gardeners (and former MPs at a loose end) a few suggestions.
We shall not see a seismic shift in the types of plant we can grow in our gardens – and this is true wherever in the British Isles you live – unless and until there are no frosts.
There really is no perfection in gardens – one plant escapes a problem by looking like something else, but in turn acquires a fault of its own.
It comes down to basic botany.