There are different sorts of gardens, a flower garden or a vegetable garden …. different styles, like a Cottage garden, a Japanese garden, an Italian garden, a sculpture garden and there are the vertical gardens.

Two of our favourite gardens are Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent and Trebah Garden in Cornwall.

But during the Lockdown, all over the world, people started growing vegetables in their back garden but also in their front gardens.

Starting a vegetable garden takes more love than money, and in a time when the Coronavirus is making us rethink how we consume, it makes perfect sense.

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, full of flowers for insects like bees and butterflies, please refrain from using chemical pesticides which kill all of these beneficial insects.

But, if you don’t have an outside space, try sprouting seeds, like alfalfa and broccoli, or pea shoots. Herbs like basil, parsley, coriander and mint all love a windowsill – oh and Chilli plants deserve a space on the windowsill too.

If you would like to know more about us and our green initiatives, we invite you to our next online info event.

Stay safe and use your green fingers, Pimm + Marcel.

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