Trained Fruit: think design as well as taste…

Imagine wandering through your own orchard, enjoying spring blossom and the buzz of bees, the laughter of children playing amongst the trees, picking ripe fruit in the autumn.  Lovely as it sounds, most of us have much smaller gardens, but you can work them hard and...
Top Garden Trends for 2018

Top Garden Trends for 2018

  ‘Haven’ is often a word associated with our gardens.  Studies have shown people are healthier and less stressed when they are close to nature, and people are using their gardens to enjoy family life, relax, exercise and mediate in. This trend...

Top Garden Trends for 2017

The desire for a healthy lifestyle continues with nearly 39% of us spending more time in our garden and 45% of us seeing our gardens as an extension of our homes. Growing our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our gardens, allotments or with others in community...

Top Garden Trends for 2015

In the world of fashion for Spring 2015, navy is the ‘new black’, the pattern is gingham and the style of jacket is ‘kimono cool’. A couple of months ago I brought a kimono style jacket for a change and I am delighted to be ‘kimono...

Jobs to do in the Garden in January…

If you are thinking about growing plants from seed, check out the catalogues and order your seeds, so you have all you need ahead of sowing time. Continue to clear weeds and debris from plant borders and spread last years compost over plant borders to protect and feed...