So we have put together ten hacks to help you look after your garden during these testing times. And, even if you don’t have a garden a lot of these will work on potted plants.
1. Have more plants without a garden centre
A spokesman for the National Trust said: "Dig out a hardy plant with leaves, keeping as much of the original root ball attached. Use two garden forks, back-to-back, to prize the roots apart".
Photo: Simon Hulme
2. Make your own seed pots
Sharpen Your Spades suggested cutting four flaps into toilet roll and fold them together to form a base. "Fill the seed pots with some good seed compost and sow your seeds. The pots hold up really well. They can take watering without falling apart."
3. Keep your tomatoes safe from aphids
B&Q suggested planting marigolds with your tomatoes plants to keep aphids away.
4. Coffee keeps pests away
Balcony Garden Web said that used coffee grounds keep pests, including ants, snails and slugs away.