I confess that for a garden journalist I am often ambivalent about garden books. They have to be either practical and informative or totally inspirational to justify a permanent place in my […]
Last Wednesday I enjoyed a trip up to London, to the RHS Early Spring Plant Fair at Westminster. This is one of my favourite events on the gardening calendar – […]
I read an excellent article by Julian Rollins in the Guardian this week. He described how he has ditched his garden power tools and now enjoys a peaceful ‘go-slow’ method […]
The last few days have been spent thinking about making Christmas wreaths from my garden.There has been much around to inspire me – I photographed these gorgeous ones at Petersham Nursery […]
In my garden this morning I will be thinking of all those who gave their tomorrows for our today.
Last October I planted up a favourite pot with tulip ‘La Belle Epoque’, (thank you, Suttons), along with black hyacinths on the patio and then duly forgot about it.A few […]
Apologies, if you noticed, for the absence of blogs. I contracted a nasty strain of the ‘flu in December and am only now getting back in the swing of things. At least […]
Of all the 27 trees I have planted in my garden, this Quince tree ‘Champion’ is my favourite. Purchased just two years ago, it has quickly grown to be a handsome specimen […]
A day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
Chard ‘Bright Lights’ I have grown chard for the first time this year. This variety looks so lovely in my veg bed, I can hardly bear to harvest it – […]