In my old job with Which? Gardening magazine, I used to have around 100 different varieties of newly introduced plants growing in the trial bed at any given time. I can’t come […]
After a surprisingly busy couple of months, I’m finally catching up with some blogs about garden visits I’ve made this year! Back in the middle of May I spent a week in […]
First there was a cold, dry April then a cold, wet, thundery and windy May. This year could hardly be more different from the last. If you’ve recently taken up growing veg, […]
If you’re interested in growing veg and spend much time on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably been seeing posts about other people’s veg plants since sometime back in February. Sowing seeds […]
Primroses are in bud and it’s a good time to buy them in garden centres. I’m taking a look at some modern varieties that even die hard fans of the wild plants might enjoy growing.
If the weather conditions are bad and we can’t get out into the garden as much as we’d like, we can still plan what we’ll do once we do get out there. […]
Finding time for the allotment can be difficult in winter. Here are some ideas to help you cope, and some tips for what to do when you can get down there.
Autumn colour. Looking back at visits to Anglesey Abbey, Audley End, Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens and Green Island Gardens
The shortening days of autumn can be unwelcome and even in a normal year, without the extra challenges that this one has brought, many people feel their mood profoundly affected by the […]
Borde Hill Garden near Haywards Heath in West Sussex had been on my 2020 list of gardens I’d never been to and wanted to visit. Originally it was a pretty extensive list […]
Rodney Davey Marbled Group It’s hard to imagine a winter garden without hellebores now, though their popularity has really only taken off in the last decade or so. This is partly because […]