A landscape in your Garden

My favourite local view looks out across a small river valley, framed by a Beech hedge shot through with Ivy and a tall Holly tree.  It is a slice of the quintessential landscape of this corner of the Kent-East Sussex border.  Fields for grazing are divided by hedges and clusters of Silver Birch, Hawthorn, Oak and more Holly.  And...

Gardening trends – where is gardening going?

Predicting the future and fashion trends is something of a mug’s game but I am interested in the general direction of travel for gardening; not the cat walk world of show garden design but the role of gardening in people’s lives and communities.  Over the last few years I have seen three influences develop that can complement and combine...

Lawns – the good, the bad & the easy

A  few tips on lawns as the summer progresses from my WoolliesAskAlison twitter tweetorial:Established, healthy lawn withstands dry summer without watering. Top may go brown but will recover when it rains.Spring & summer lawn feeds high Nitrogen for lush green growth, autumn higher potassium for tougher leaves pre winter.Newly turfed or sown lawns need to be watered in dry...