Five common gardening myths: debunked!

Five common gardening myths: debunked!

There’s a real value in conventional wisdom that’s been handed down over generations. But there are some gardener’s gospels that we take at face value – when, perhaps, we shouldn’t. These nuggets of knowledge might have started off with...
DIY your own herbal hanging basket

DIY your own herbal hanging basket

This particular DIY project is one that’s close to my heart as it combines two of my favourite things: cooking and gardening! This lovely and simple hanging basket will mean you’ve got a pretty, functional and long-lasting garden feature that’s close...
Great fruit trees for pot planting

Great fruit trees for pot planting

Growing your own tree fruit in your garden may seem ambitious – not everyone has the space for sprawling pear and apple trees, you may think. But with the development of dwarf rootstocks (rooted stems that juvenile trees are grafted on to), growing a fruit tree...
Creating an alpine scree garden

Creating an alpine scree garden

If you’ve been with me for a while, you won’t have failed to notice what a fan I am of alpine plants. I love to use them in garden design as they’re very low maintenance and look lovely for most of the year. Alpines look great in a range of settings...
Five great trees for smaller gardens

Five great trees for smaller gardens

I’m a firm believer in the simple, natural beauty of trees and love to be around them whenever I can. Just because your plot is on the more modest side, don’t be fooled into thinking you can’t fit a tree in. There are lots of gorgeous, attractive,...