Mother’s Day in May always takes our thoughts back to childhood and the way life was – the food we ate, the holidays we enjoyed, the family outings. The garden, too, holds a special place in our childhood memories and the plants our mothers grew and loved will always stay in our minds.

We’ll all have different memories, but maybe this year, we should try and remember what plant was special for our Mum and see if we can find one for her. Mum’s always love whatever their children give them, so if you can’t find the one you want, I’m sure she’d still welcome acyclamen, orchid, African violet, a pot of pansies, a lemon or camellia tree or a passionfruit vine.

Remember plants will last a lot longer than a bunch of flowers.