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, with more and more show gardens embracing wildlife-friendly trends such as green roofs and wildflower meadows. But there are still those that focus on the majestic and the exotic, on straight lines and immaculate water features. Of course, many are designed
This weekend, I have been mostly cutting back catmint. Having spent much of last week at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, I returned home on Thursday (feeling somewhat jaded), just in time for temperatures below 10ºC and battering rains. The catmint, and various other plants, had bee...
parsley’s more domesticated friends: Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’, which has deep sultry purple stems, and Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’, which isn't as tall as cow parsley, but longer lived and with fine pink flowers. I now let the wild cow
of my veg plot with my feathered friends isn’t always easy. So like most others, I use home-made shelters, cloches and pop-up net covers to keep them off at certain times of year. I always ensure that any netting is super-taut so birds can’t entangle