What to sow, grow and do.

What to sow, grow and do – A seasonal garden guide from Benjamin Pope. Benjamin Pope has worked in horticulture for over twenty years and is presently head gardener in a private estate in West Sussex where he cares for a large walled kitchen garden with extensive herbaceous borders and also manages meadows and woodlands … Continue reading What to sow, grow and do.

Cut Flowers

"Growing your own flowers for cutting is all about bringing the outside into your home, reconnecting with a sense of seasonality and nature. Flowers are food for the soul, and it's time to rediscover the beauty of blooms grown in tune with the season." Growing your own cut flowers brings the pleasure of creating beauty … Continue reading Cut Flowers


This Is a book of encouragement, of positivity, of giving it a go! Read it and realise it doesn’t take an expert gardener to create something of beauty, something which brings enjoyment, a garden that will enhance our lives and our environment. Almost to prove the point, the author tackles what most gardeners would consider … Continue reading Shade

Borde Hill

Four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family have created one of the great gardens of England. The plant-collecting enthusiasm of the garden’s founder continued in following generations with wonderful design and modern planting ensuring the best of gardens, one full of the exceptionally good plants organised and displayed in a perfectly pleasing setting.   Colonel … Continue reading Borde Hill

Gardens under Big Skies – Noel Kingsbury & Maayke de Ridder

This has been my most enjoyable gardening read in ages and certainly one of my top books of the year. It is one I recommend without hesitation. A large format book crammed with excellent photography showing wonderful gardens. Noel Kingsbury has been a frequent visitor to The Netherlands since the mid-1990s, initially to follow the … Continue reading Gardens under Big Skies – Noel Kingsbury & Maayke de Ridder