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What kind of gardener are you?

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There’s no such thing as the perfect gardener. Every gardener works in their own way and at their own pace. But how can you best manage your garden in a way which complements your gardening style? Read on to find out which type of gardener you are and how you can make the most of your garden while being true to yourself.

The take-it-easy gardener


Do you like to enjoy your garden, but are less keen on the work that comes with it?
Do you mostly rely on the weather to take care of your plants naturally?
Does tidying up the garden once every spring seem like plenty as far as hard work is concerned? Then you are a take-it-easy gardener.

There’s nothing wrong with taking a relaxed approach to gardening but you may actually be surprised to find out how giving your garden just a little bit of care and attention can help it to grow and thrive.
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  • Pave over part of your garden and decorate the rest with small areas of plants and/or flower or vegetable beds. This gives you less to take care of, with a garden that can still be both beautiful and practical.
  • Use pots to create a small but efficient vegetable garden that you can take care of and water in no time. That way you can experience the joys of harvesting your own produce without compromising on relaxation time.
  • Can we help? For the ultimate in easy gardening, GARDENA Water Computers can assist you with your irrigation. Just sit back and relax while the garden waters itself.

The anxious gardener

Are you:

  • Unsure about the selection of plants and vegetables in your garden?
  • Afraid you are not as garden savvy as your neighbours?
  • Clueless about how much to water and when?
  • All of the above?


Here is some advice that will help you enjoy your gardening journey:

- Choose plants and vegetables that you are familiar with and which are easy to cultivate. Roses, for example, are difficult to grow, so consider choosing something simpler. This will make you feel more confident and relaxed.
- Free yourself from the idea that flowers have to be perfect, vegetables and fruit unblemished and your lawn immaculate. The important thing is that your garden has its own unique charm and that you are happy.

 

The sustainable gardener


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  • You know most theories of organic gardening and enjoy being self-sufficient.
  • A proper compost heap is important, and you believe the merits of each method of composting are unique.
  • Environmentally friendly irrigation practices are an important part of your gardening philosophy.

You garden using sustainably sourced materials and take the maintenance of naturally bio-diverse ecosystems very seriously and this can sometimes feel like there’s a lot to think about.


Whichever type of gardener you are, the important thing is to have fun in the garden.

For the beginners, don’t be afraid to try things out. If you have a go at something new and it doesn’t go smoothly the first time, the chances are that you will have learnt from the experience and will have more success the next time you try. Happy gardening!