I'll bet a fair number of gardeners can't resist rushing for the camera when they encounter something pretty in the garden. It's harder than you think, isn't it? The eye's very good at editing bits we don't want to see; take a photo and suddenly all those extra leaves, dead sticks and blown flowers become very noticeable. I can't be the only one who's spent half an hour picking extraneous material out of the sight lines, only for the sun to go in when I've finally arranged my prize-winning picture.
However, here's a chance to test your photography skills. Don't miss Vitax's Your Garden in Spring photography competition over at their new website Garden World. Send them any subject by 11th May - flowers, fruit, vegetables, you and yours out in the garden - for a chance to win a hamper of garden goodies.