New Year signals the time when you have to come up with goals to (try) achieve. You have crossed out your resolutions to lose weight and be more organised this year. Next year, you decide to concentrate more on your green thumb to maintain that lovely landscape in Essex that your garden designer created. She has inspired you to be a better gardener and you want to cultivate this new found hobby.
As you try to nurture your first plant, do not blame yourself for potential gardening failures. Remember that the environment will not always be your friend. Learn from this experience and simply try again.
Do not be ashamed to ask for help or advice. Your garden designer, experienced neighbour or the garden centre employee might be able to lend a hand. Your fellow garden fanatics will be excited to share their suggestions.
Always open yourself up to learning something new. Once you have mastered all the basics, you can try a new growing style or expand to a new crop of vegetables or flowers. Rely on Pinterest to show you new gardening trends to beautify your garden even more. It will also push you out of your comfort zone and bring you more confidence in your gardening skills.
Your fellow garden fanatics helped you when you needed it, so do not be afraid to share your own experience. Who knows, you can be somebody's mentor, the reason your kids find their passion and why your neighbour successfully grew their first flower garden.
A gardener is one with nature — seize the bees, birds, butterflies and even the bats, too. You do not only get fresh flowers and vegetables, but you will also enjoy the view of these beautiful creatures visiting.
Do not hesitate to keep these resolutions as your own and add more to improve and focus on your gardening skills. Nature is a free gift to humanity, why not harness your own hobby to take care of it.