Love to look of bright mixed flowers in the crate. The best of British flowers for summer, by five top florists - Telegraph. Even if you've just got a window box, there's still something you can do to help the bees and the butterflies.
Self watering hanging basket. The link shows putting a small pot in center and filling with water but I like the water bottle idea shown in illustration.remember to line bottom with plastic bag (between the soil and fiber or moss) - Gardening For Life
Turn old newspaper into seedling pots. They can be planted directly into the ground as the paper will eventually biodegrade. You can form them by wrapping the paper around a jam jar or similar, or there are 'devices' that can be bought to make the pots.