• Learn to Love Your Garden 19 Apr 19

    As the sun shone last summer, I lapped it up. Not just because I’m happiest in good weather, but because for the first time in a decade I was in possession of a garden, so could fully appreciate the... Read More

  • Work in Progress 22 Feb 19

    For hundreds of years, from the middle of the fifteenth century, there was a Manor House tucked away just south of St Mary’s Church in Harefield; there was a deer park on the site even earlier. By... Read More

  • Colour For February – And Beyond 16 Jan 15

    Gardening myth of the month is that you should knot daffodil leaves after they have finished flowering. But this is a definite ‘no’. Knotting daffodil leaves can restrict the photosynthesis... Read More

  • 'So Much Still To Do' 1 Aug 14

    Mick, 57, a Geordie by birth and upbringing, still has his Newcastle accent, though he’s lived ‘south of the Tyne’ (his words) since 1977. He’s been at Ashridge House – considered one of the... Read More

  • In The Garden: January/February 17 Jan 14

    Ventilate the greenhouse on sunny days • Dig over vacant plots if not dug already • Repair and re-shape lawn edges • Inspect stored tubers (Dahlia, Begonia, Canna) for rot or drying out... Read More

  • Spring Is In The Air 18 Oct 13

    1. Planting: Before planting, loosen the soil thoroughly. You might also want to work some compost into it. Then dig a hole and arrange the bulbs in an upright position. Small bulbs can simply be... Read More

  • Relax, It's Summer 7 Jun 13

    June is a lovely month to be in the garden. With evenings getting longer and brighter you can use your garden or patio as a great extension to your home, and just sit back and relax. It’s at... Read More

  • A Garden to Warm The Soul 29 Mar 13

    "Glow is a small city garden designed for a busy, eco-conscious owner wanting a low-maintenance, ethical garden that is strong on visual impact and style,” she explains. Although she is a... Read More

  • Planning For The Gardening Year 4 Jan 13

    It may be cold outside, but there is plenty of gardening you can do indoors – and even with your feet up. The first few weeks of the year are ideal for considering the overall structure and shape... Read More

  • In The Garden: May 27 Apr 12

    May is one of the most exciting garden months: everything is growing and the longer daylight hours mean that you have more time to get your hands dirty… or visit garden showcases such as Chelsea... Read More

Find Your Local