The other weekend when the weather was glorious, I set about sprucing up our balcony garden and found out about Battersea Flower Station, an independent garden centre about 10 minutes away from me. It feels like you're going to a friend's garden, which I suppose is exactly what it is as it was set up and self-funded by a group of local residents with a passion for gardening and supporting local businesses. As well as a floristry service and a beautiful selection of pots, there are also experts on-hand to offer advice for all types of garden, and you can even get a window box made up just for you! Doesn't it look magical? Plus, there was a sweet dog there who I couldn't resist giving a pat on the way out.