But do not worry your pretty foreheads, as at this very moment our local garden centre has them on order! And in the meantime, we have stocked up and created ourselves quite the merry gardening kit. A gorgeous cream watering can, some lovely little seed boxes, red handled secateurs, 70 kilos of soil, a delightful little shovel and some Miracle Gro. You may be thinking this kit is overkill for a box or two, and you (and my husband) would be correct. But after enquiring about the dwarf sweet peas and being told they would grow to either 18inches or 15cm...I think it's best to leave nothing to chance.
take thy plastic spade, it is thy pencil;
take thy seeds, thy plants, they are thy colours
William Mason - The English Garden