Growing guides, gardening projects, garden reviews and flower arrangement ideas. I’m a keen gardener and love to share my enthusiasm. One highlight of my gardening ‘career’ was exhibiting my produce at an RHS show. Click on a link for the web page or PDF.
Re-using single-use plastic in the garden | Saga
Find out what you can do with single-use plastic in the garden or allotment
20 things you didn’t know about holly and ivy | Saga
Discover more about the plants that have become symbols of the festive season
Tiny indoor gardens | Saga
Inspiring ideas for little indoor micro gardens, to cultivate whatever the weather.
Best ways to hide wheelie bins | Saga
Simple strategies to disguise unsightly wheelie bins.
Trends to take away from RHS Chelsea Flower Show | That’s Not My Age
Identifying gardening trends at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, photographing gardens/plants, writing the blog post and delivering copy and pix within a few hours of visit.
Shrub sensations | The Lady
A potted history of the rhododendron and where to see them at their best
Vertical gardening | Saga
How to grow a living wall, both products and DIY ideas.
Winter at Wisley | The Lady
A destination piece on what to see in winter in the garden at RHS Wisley
Gardening news | WI Life
Gardening trends to try from the Chelsea Flower Show | That’s Not My Age
How to make fat balls for birds | Saga
Feed the birds in your garden with these homemade fat and seed balls.
Help for hard-working gardeners’ hands | Saga
Working outside in all weathers plays havoc with your hands, not to mention nails, but you can achieve hands that are as well-manicured as your lawn
14 showstopper moments at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016 – photos and video taken by me, unless otherwise credited | Prima.co.uk
From Mary Berry to floral flights of fancy and celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the best of the bunch at the Chelsea Flower Show
7 Chelsea Flower Show trends you can replicate at home – photos taken by me | CountryLiving.co.uk
We’ve toured this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to bring you some inspiring garden trends to get green-fingered with this summer
7 Chelsea Flower Show trends... The above feature, with photos, was syndicated | Good Housekeeping
Flowerheads and floating candles | Allaboutyou.com
A fresh, modern idea that’s great on a side table or as a centrepiece
Best compost bins | Allaboutyou.com
All kinds of containers to make your own compost in
The best ways to show off spring flowers | Prima.co.uk
Brighten up your home with our easy flower arranging ideas for spring flowers: cheap and cheerful
How to deal with a courgette glut | Allaboutyou.com
Here’s some ideas on what to do with them
Five ways with daffodils | Allaboutyou.com
Quick and easy flower-arranging ideas
How to grow ginger | Allaboutyou.com
Grow your own Union Jack | Allaboutyou.com
Grow an Easter egg decoration | Allaboutyou.com
Space-saving ideas for small gardens | Allaboutyou.com
What to do with a tomato glut | Allaboutyou.com