Jean’s been out and about testing lawnmowers, eating tulip bulbs (yes really) and making supper from garden weeds.
Combine freshly dug garden leeks and herbs to create a creamy, tasty risotto for a summer lunch. Recipe thanks to The Pig, near Bath.
Add perfume to your garden with plants. Choose scented flowers and plant them near the patio so that you get the best from every waft of fragrance.
If you only have a small garden, you can grow apples. Jean Vernon picks five apple trees from Swiss breeders, Lubera, bred especially for home gardens.
Nasturtiums reward you in many ways, with edible leaves, flowers and seeds and best of all, they are easy to grow from seed.
Teach the kids some garden basics and get started yourself this spring with this fun and easy to grow salad box from Clare Matthews.
There’s a massive choice of gardening gloves available for all sorts of gardening jobs – from the heavy duty gauntlets for pruning roses to lightweight, ‘barely there’ gloves for seed sowing. Take your pick says Jean Vernon.
With peas being one of the easiest crops to grow, there’s no reason not to be able to enjoy this guilt-free treat.
Hedgehogs are the gardeners’ friend, they are now in serious decline and need all the help that we can give them. As the weather warms up our prickly garden friends emerge from hibernation.
Growing your own vegetables in the garden is easy. Graham Rice chooses five easy veg to grow including courgette, onion, chard, lettuce & radish.
Grasses really can be great garden plants and the most wonderful thing about them is that they need very little investment by way of time and effort according to Neil Lucas.
Here are five flowers whose seeds you can throw in your beds and borders and which will come up with little or no attention. Just rake in and forget about them, says Graham Rice.