The late Geoff Hamilton was well known for his philosophy of gardening on a budget. Who could forget the time when he used takeaway containers and polystyrene coffee cups for raising seeds in, and the time Geoff turned a wooden orange crate into a light box with a bit of tin foil and clear plastic.
There was also the memorable occasion when Geoff made a pave area in his Paradise Garden series with all sorts of odds and ends including roofing tiles, bricks, cobbles and even a section of sewage pipe obtained from a reclaimed yard for next to nothing.
Also let’s not forget the 1983 series where Geoff set out to see if it was possible to maintain and build up an attractive and usable ornamental garden for a young family, keeping them in fruit and vegetables on a weekly budget of £2!
In today’s world, gardening on a budget is even more relevant. Do you have any tips on how you gardening on a budget or can you recall any of Geoff’s other ways he saved money in the garden?
Geoff was truly ahead of his time teaching us that to enjoy our gardens we do not have to spend large amounts of money.