February 18, 2020

Favourite plant with Jenny Dixon

In this month’s magazine, actor Jenny Dixon discusses her favourite plant

My favourite is the sweet pea – it’s very fragrant, delicate and feminine and the colours are lovely pastels, creams and whites, pale pinks, purples and reds. It’s very easy to grow from seed and it’s not high maintenance. I first came across sweet peas in my grandad’s garden, my mam grows them now in her garden.

We have a garden. We have trees and flowers and indoor plants as well. When I start the week, I open all the windows in the house, water all the plants and take off the dead leaves. Sometimes the week can be so busy, so at least I know they’ve had a good start to the week.

It’s a rambling cottage garden, it’s not an overly manicured look, I like a mixture of colour as opposed to too structured. We have some winter heathers for colour, a big bushy chrysanthemum and fuchsia. I planted spring bulbs in October, daffodils and tulips. I went for the pink and purple palette and splashes of yellow in between. I’m looking forward to seeing them.

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