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Author archives: David

Taking the plunge

After years “behind the scenes”, stood behind BBC cameras with a clipboard, tapping away at a computer for the RHS and working in the peace of a hillside garden in Provence, I fina[...]

Herbtastic!

There is something really satisfying about growing your own herbs. A cheeky snip of home grown basil, chives, mint or coriander into a lovingly prepared dish adds a level of comple[...]

Beating blues with blue

As soon as I opened the front door I knew. A long-lost scent hit my nostrils, richly fragrant and unashamedly old-school floral. The hyacinths had opened. I smiled and shut the doo[...]

Bring on the Spring!

I love a crisp cold winter’s morning as much as the next person. But there really is something uplifting about seeing the first signs of spring! The mighty winter aconites a[...]

Happy Gardening for 2015

Hopefully we will soon be leaving the dull drab days behind us and looking ahead to the wakening up of our gardens. For lots of us we will see the return of our much loved favourit[...]

Strong with the wind!

January 2015 has brought with it the strongest winds we have seen in the UK for quite some time! Now, don't get me wrong, I would prefer this to the cold white stuff any day. H[...]

Grow your own…mistletoe

Mistletoe is a strange and mysterious plant. Growing high off the ground with no roots and remaining stubbornly green throughout the whole winter, its white berries shine out a[...]

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