Open Gardens

” I can do you a Lemon Drizzle cake if you like?” These words are like heaven to my ears … More

Park Hall Paradise

“Can’t we go to Park Hall Gardens? Pleeeeease? It’s the best private garden I’ve been to in years!” This was … More

Putting on a Side Show.

Do you have a shameful secret? Something you’d rather keep hidden? I am, of course talking horticulturally here…. what ever … More

Wintery Wonders

I don’t know about you, but it’s seemed such a long winter season this year, but at last there are … More

Lessons from Gresgarth

Visiting gardens in flaming June is all very well. You know the score……the air is heady with the scent of … More

Bluebell Cottage Bliss

“How is it that all these great gardeners are whippet thin?” asked Enid tucking into a large slice of Lemon … More

Pilgrimage to Herterton

  Northumberland is a magical county. Empty beaches, huge skies, pretty seaside towns and, much to the delight of Ted … More

Passing the Test

As some of you may know, I open my garden each June for the National Gardens Scheme, or NGS, which … More

Serendipity in the Malverns

It was one of those serendipitous moments….. We’d booked a holiday in ‘Little Switzerland’ as the Malvern Hills are called, … More

A Shady Character

“If I had to choose between a sunny or a shady garden, I’d choose a shady garden every time.” This … More