Christmas trees can have other uses

New life for Christmas trees

I’m always shocked to see the skeletal remains of Christmas trees on the streets of towns and cities after Twelfth Night. It seems all the more poignant when you consider the number of years taken
Flower of blue mophead hydrangeas

Growing to love hydrangeas

Has your taste in plants changed over the years? Mine has, and I’m quite surprised at the things I’ve come to love – including hydrangeas. I’ve gardened since I was a child and grew

It’s a year of chunky necks

Have you noticed anything about your onions this year? Do lots of them have thick necks? I’ve seen plenty of this – at village shows and gardens that I’ve visited during the summer. And,

Get the most from your garden

I’m really excited to be hosting the first ever Gardeners’ World Magazine practical Masterclasses to help you become a better gardener! Come along and learn how to get the most from your summer pots,

Which compost?

Choosing the right compost can be difficult, but my basic video guide to the formulations on the Gardeners’ World magazine website, should help.

Tasty to the core

Apples seem to divide the nation.There are people who like the hard, green, close-textured, juicy if bland varieties; others that prefer red-skinned, shiny, sweet and perfumed fruits; and yet more with an affinity for