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. On Thursday I'm with the twinkling Chris Beardshaw, on Friday with earthy Monty Don and on Saturday and Sunday with gingery Joe Swift. If you're looking for somewhere to go this coming weekend (10-11 May) please come along and say 'hello'.I'm already looking
Shows. I am there all weekend with Joe Swift — please come and heckle.
, which is basically Joe Swift, Cleve West and I messing around with plants and stuff. There are four episodes on YouTube now and we hope to make more.
money for charity.My friend Joe Swift is the president of the NGS, but I suppose not every organisation is perfect. We did however manage to get him away long enough to make this. It may be too late for Valentine's Day when you read this, but I think you
their way through the ashes.Fire has always been a good way to regenerate a landscape, some seeds (Sequoia for example) cannot germinate until they have been burnt and a swift blaze can burn away leaf litter and detritus that might stop new plants from
an Icelandic fisherman jealous. Sarah Raven always looks elegantly rumpled and is never seen in mucky jeans. Joe Swift needs to wear a woolly hat.People fall into habits and often have favourite gardening clothes - not always savoury and occasionally rescued
is so unexpected and so swift that you're only able to take six plants from your existing garden.So which six plants will you choose? Will you go for something big - a favourite cherry or a noble oak? Maybe an evergreen to liven up your winter? A rose
. Catch Joe Swift doing something embarrassing? Click. Never again will you be stuck for a plant name: if you have a photograph you can always look it up.Some of the most spectacular pictures can be taken when it is frosty or snowy. The general dreariness
Theatre so drop by and say hello. I am joined by such luminaries as Monty Don, Joe Swift, Carol Klein, Pippa Greenwood and Adam Pasco. Come and get your questions answered.
an old barn that doubles as storage and tool shed (it also served as a fine film studio the other day when Joe Swift, Cleve west and I recorded our Christmas message).Often the tools are in a muddy heap and I enjoy spending an hour or so hanging them up