Easy to grow, low maintenance plants have always been popular, and for many reasons. For some gardeners' time is just too precious to spend lots of it in the garden. Also, not everyone wants to spend hours toiling away, sometimes it is nice to sit, unwind after a hard day and enjoy the garden. Many of us have busy lives, children to look after, parents to care for, demanding jobs and careers to pursue. On this page The Sunday Gardener looks at plants which are genuinely easy to grow and need little or no maintenance.
Pick and mix from these plants for all year round colour and interest without hours of staking, pruning and feeding.
The plants on these pages are reliable, and will grow well anywhere in the country and in most conditions. They are fully hardy and low maintenance.
Notice there are no climbing plants, even the easy ones such as passion flower, and winter flowering Jasmine need some maintenance and many climbing plants, such as Clematis are high maintenance.
This group flowers from spring through to late summer to provide colour throughout the spring and summer.
I have omitted from this group any plants which require serious pruning, staking, feeding or are prone to disease and pests.
I hope you enjoy this selection of easy plants leaving you with more time to enjoy the garden.