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If you want to make a bit of a statement in your garden this summer, you can’t go past portulaca.

Stonewash denim, formica tables and knitting groups - all signs of decades past? Wrong. These remnants of a time gone by have returned from the dead and now they’re making a comeback!

So this month we’re going to jump on the return of the ‘kitch’ and ‘retro’ bandwagon and plant some of nana’s favourites – marigolds, petunias and portulacas.

These flowers love a sunny, well drained area in the garden.  But more importantly, they don’t need shelter so they’re ideal for hanging baskets (another flashback in time) or for planting along garden paths.