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I have a tiny patio out the back of my flat and it is covered in plant pots. Some have flowers (my daffodils look great) but others are growing useful, tasty plants. I have a chilli plant, basil, sage, parsley and hopefully spinach when it comes through.

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Last year's chilli harvest, currently making olive oil delicious

Most herbs get their start on the kitchen windowsill, no squirrels digging them up there, lots of sun and I can keep an eye on their moisture levels. At the moment mint, lemon sage and lavender are chilling with my aloe plant, a bromeliad and some baby bonsai trees inside.
There’s also my cacti garden, probably the easiest plants to look after and in the front room a gerboa daisy is hanging out with desert dwelling cactus and poinsettia (still alive three months after Christmas).

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I’m hoping my raspberry cane will yield some fruit in the summer and I got a gooseberry to go with it.

My parents have raised vegetable beds in their back garden but I don’t have the space so everything has to grow in a pot, including the banana tree a friend gave me to carry home on the Tube.

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Soon they will be flowers

Waiting for things to spring back to life, to flower and blossom is frustrating but will be worth it when Spring properly rolls around.

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