It has been an exciting time for me as I have returned to working for the National Trust, as a Gardener at Hanbury Hall and Gardens in Worcestershire. Continue reading A New Start at an Old Haunt
There is now an increased focus on the excessive uses of plastic in gardens, so what approaches can gardeners take when it comes to eco-friendly options for sowing and growing your seedlings? Continue reading Eco-friendly Alternatives to Plastic for Propagation
I had the chance to harvest Ulluco, a root tuber from South America that comes in a range of varieties and bright colours. Let’s take a look at growing this unique crop. Continue reading All about Ulluco
Day two of Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2018 saw me attend my most inspiring talk of the conference, the chance to hear Perrine Herve-Gruyer of La Ferme du Bec Hellouin talk about using permaculture and bi-intensive methods to be highly productive farming on a small-scale. Continue reading Oxford Real Farming Conference – Part Two
The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2018 was held in Oxford Town Hall on January 4th and 5th and brought together farmers, growers, conservationists and more (basically anyone interested in sustainability and organic food developments) under one massively ornate roof. Continue reading Oxford Real Farming Conference – Part One
Looking back on 2017 I can admit the year has had a lot of ups and downs, especially work-wise, but there have been some real horticultural highlights for me. Continue reading Horticultural highlights & future plans
Conservation is a prominent issue to horticulturalists and I’ve been volunteering to educate myself more in how to be extra wildlife-friendly and care for our countryside. Continue reading Learning practical conservation tips
New research that shows one in three people under the age of 20 in the UK never do any gardening proves horticulture still needs to be pushed to the younger generations. Continue reading Can we inspire a new generation of gardeners?