How to make your garden better
Use Raised Beds
Planting in raised beds is an easy way to expand your growing space. If you are clever about the species that you select, your plants will grow up out of the raised platform and then cascade elegantly down the sides. There are many styles of raised beds from which you can choose.
Mulch the weeds away
Instead of weeding on your own, you can create a mulch from compost, straw, wood, chips, and leaves. Having a mulch can save you time and money and prevents weed from appearing without the extra work.
This tip is especially useful for those who have a small garden and have to make do with the little space available. You can plant varieties of vegetables that will grow vertically or trail upwards. All you have to do is provide them with vertical frameworks upon which they can twist and turn as they grow vertically.
Easy-to-grow flowers for your garden
Easy to grow patio plants when grown from plugs, and best loved for adding colour to hanging baskets and containers. Fuchsias come in all colours and shapes, from trailing to upright you could even try the climbing fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ for an ambitious display. For a really professional look, pinch out the very tips of each stem while the plants are still young to encourage lots of bushy growth. Fuchsia erries are edible, but not always tasty!
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Cheerful nasturtiums prefer cooler temperatures and continue blooming well into the fall. They are favored by aphids and make a great trap crop. But they are also one of the more delicious edible flowers (leaves too), so do not sacrifice them all.
Whether you are looking for a stand-out flower for a decorative container or a splash of color in the ground, vibrant impatiens grow wonderfully all summer long. They thrive best in shade, but can tolerate some partial sun in cooler climates. Plants reach about a foot tall and come in variations of red, purple, orange, white, salmon and pink.