I walked past a florist in Fitzroy last week and declared that I’d missed my calling; that in some other life, I would happily spend my days working as a florist.
Getting up at 5am to hit the flower markets... wrapping roses and get pricked by the thorns. OK, so I came to the realisation that I couldn’t work in a florist, but I’m utterly obsessed by flowers and I’m completely smitten with people who dedicate their lives to making them look so amazing.
Confession time: I tend to buy plants with the best of intentions and months later I'm bidding them adieu as they go to garden heaven. But now I'm going to curb my bad habits and become a summer garden expert (don't doubt me) and these tips from landscape designer Matt Leacy are the start of my education. Spend some time on your garden now, Matt says, and you'll be spending summer amongst lush greenery. Read on for his expert tips.