It's okay to kill a few plants
1 Invest in your soil.
It is essential to have loose, rich, well-drained soil to reduce watering and make weeding easier.
2 Put the right plant in the right place.
Choose only plants that suit your environment, so they require minimal attention.
3 Look at your garden every day, in the morning and in the evening.
Make it a habit with your coffee in the morning and your tea after supper.
4 Learn to plan.
Read and research planting and gardening techniques. Visit public gardens, go to garden shows and watch garden television.
5 Read the instructions.
Whether they are on a plant label or on a seed packet, read the directions and follow them exactly. It will save you time and money.
6 Kill a few plants.
Gardening is all about experimenting. Even the most experienced gardeners kill a few plants along the way. Consider it a learning experience and move on.
7 Have patience.
Gardening is a gradual process. It takes time to master the techniques and it takes time for gardens to grow. You learn as it grows.
8 Have confidence.
There are often several ways to get similar results.
9 Remember that a garden is "Work in Progress."
A bed and a garden change over the days, the weeks, the months, and even the years. This is an integral part of gardening and, believe it or not, is all part of the pleasure of gardening.
10 Have fun!
Working in your garden provides welcome relief from the trials and stress of everyday life. Why fuss about whether things are perfect or fret about what the neighbours think? Personal fulfillment, enjoyment and satisfaction are what gardening is all about, so enjoy!