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 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...

Looking Forward to Spring Colour…

After my flying visit in the spring to the Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam, inspired by seeing 7 million bulbs in bloom. I wanted to add more bulbs to my own garden – albeit in a much smaller way! Packing a very big punch were large borders of mixed bulbs,...

Spring Bulb Inspiration…

Spring planting is all about Colour, Colour, Colour from the subtle to the eye watering.  After a long, wet, grey winter, colour in the garden is what we all need to pep us up and spring bulbs do it in spades. A flying visit to Keukenhof Park just outside Amsterdam...

Early Spring Garden Jewels…

Last autumn I visited RHS Hyde Hall in Essex and brought some early spring-flowering bulbs.  I was looking for a bulb with a splash of colour to plant along a path leading to my house front door.  I have not been disappointed.  I choose several different types of Iris...