|Chia (Salvia Hispanica) £1.49 for 200g Home Bargains, food aisle.|
Looking for something cheap and cheerful to sow in your borders this year? Try Chia found in the supermarket, baking aisle, they can be grown as an attractive annual and form upright spikes of purple/blue flowers reaching up to 6 feet tall, not bad going from a seed not much bigger than a full-stop. When they reach 4 inches, pinching out the tips will encourage them to bush out and make them grow at a more manageable level. I take a handful of chia seeds out with me on my evening jaunt, if I see an unsightly patch of land I strew some chia seeds over it.