These are a few pictures I took last summer of the few houses in the whole of Jericho that had a bit of pretty and uplifting planting.
Imagine if there was more! Maybe we just need to be inspired by each other and boost our confidence to get more pretty flowers out on our streets, our windowsills and hanging from our doors!
This is the perfect time to start collecting any kind of container that would make a happy home to a few flowers. You don't need to spend a lot, just "make do and mend" and use your ingenuity to upcycle whatever you can find and rescue likely candidates from your weekly recycling rubbish.
If you have a garden, there could be existing plants that could be divided up into smaller ones. Or if you do want to buy a few plants, various seed companies online sell & deliver "plug plants" which is a much cheaper and better way to spend a little money (rather than a lot on large plants).
If you do want to buy some plug plants, there are lots on the internet (but pick the reliable well-known suppliers!)
Update: Because of the social distancing situation, many seed & plant suppliers are struggling to complete orders with delayed deliveries. Click on the "Sharing!" tab above to see my list of seed & plant suppliers who CAN deliver to us fairly quickly!