If you’re lucky, you might have a dedicated shed or outbuilding, complete with a potting bench, a stash of hand-written labels and your tools hung all in a row. A favourite armchair in the corner, maybe, for a bit of floral scheming and dreaming… Or maybe you’ve carved out a corner of your utility room, a conservatory or even your garage. Either way, the steady work of planting seeds, checking on them, and, in time, transferring your new plants to the garden or to larger pots will work its calming magic every time.
If you’re a seasoned gardener, you’ll have your own flower favourites earmarked by now. But if you’re an absolute beginner, fret not. Because potting – combined always with the gentle art of pottering – is a skill that’s easy to get the hang of. After all, it mimics what nature does beautifully all on her own; it’s just giving her a helping hand.