When I retired a few years ago, I redesigned and then replanted the front garden. Ig gives a lot of pleasure watching it develop and mature. Although our garden isn't large, the beds continue round the side of the house into the back garden which means we have about 80 yards of shrubs, bulbs and perennial plants. The lawn takes most maintenance but I find cutting and trimming it pretty therapeutic. I would like to grow veg but think that will need to be restricted to pots. We have a massive garden centre just half a mile away but to be honest they concentrate more on their cafe and christmas crap than they do their plants so I buy most of mine from a nursery a few miles away in East Lothian. After City and Fly Fishing, Gardening is me favourite hobby.