A daily dose of nature has been proven to make us feel good, yet busy urban centers like London can make the green outdoors feel far away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Bring nature nearer by creating a green patch at home. Whether you have a garden, windowsill or bedside table, there's always room to #GiveItAGrow and help make your city greener and wilder. 

Not a green bone in your body? Not to worry, growing is all about trowel and error, and we've got the tips to get you started. 

1) Ready? Set. Grow.

Head over to the #GiveItAGrow website to find lots of simple tips and ideas including tips on growing plants from seeds, attracting wildlife to your garden and growing herbs indoors. Ready? Let's grow! 

Want to dig deeper? Sign up to the #GiveItAGrow newsletter to get simple growing tips straight to your inbox. 

3) Make your own plant pot

Plants need a home to grow in, but pots and containers can be expensive and are often made of plastic. Save money and waste by making your own plant pot from things you have at home. Empty milk cartons, yoghurt pots, strawberry punnets, tin cans and more can be turned into perfect homes for your plants with a few simple steps. Click here for a step-by-step guide to making your own plant pot.

4) Show how you #GiveItAGrow  

Sown seeds in an old biscuit tin or turned worn wellies into a wildflower meadow? We'd love to see how you #GiveItAGrow. Share a photo on Twitter or Instagram tagging #GiveItAGrow for a chance to win a £100 B&Q or a £100 Starbucks voucher. Competition closes 31st October. T&Cs apply.

#GiveItAGrow aims to make London greener and wilder and is part of the Mayor of London's ongoing commitment to making London a National Park City. It's supported by IKEA, Starbucks and B&Q.