Getting your green fingers dirty in the garden and greenhouse can be a satisfying, but sometimes expensive pastime.
With this in mind, a website has published a number of tips on how to save money when growing your favourite flowers, fruits or vegetables.
According to creditunionsonline.com, gardening in itself can be "a great way to save money, get some exercise and grow your own organic foods".
Making your own compost is a cheap and easy way of nourishing the garden while saving landfill space.
Gardeners can save even more by building their own compost bin rather than buying one, the online resource said.
When buying seeds, fertiliser, mulch and other useful materials, growers can save by buying in bulk.
They can either stock up on what they need or buy with friends and family to help save cash.
Meanwhile, footconsumer.org recently published a list of gardening health and safety tips.