Gardening Ups ‘n’ Downs of 2020

Looking back at some of my horticultural goings-on during a tumultuous last 12 months. We can all agree that 2020 was a messed-up year. It is an inescapable fact and one that makes trying to write a review without it getting all melancholy all the more challenging. Horticulture was hit like every industry, however gardening as a past-time seemed to flourish as more people went … Continue reading Gardening Ups ‘n’ Downs of 2020

Garden Writing Service Launches

For a new year I am introducing a new services section of Perennial Nerd, where I offer writing services to the horticulture and gardening sector. It is a new venture which combines my main skill-sets, and essentially my two careers, into one package. To quickly surmise, I passed my National Council for the Training of Journalists professional qualification in Newspaper Journalism back in 2007. I … Continue reading Garden Writing Service Launches

Six on Saturday – June 8

I have enjoyed a productive week of visiting some really varied and impressive gardens, mostly during a trip up to Northumberland. After seeing some impressive sights I thought it represented a perfect chance for me to do one of my, admittedly now only semi-regular, Six on Saturday posts. I have included one from my walled garden at work, as well as two pics for one … Continue reading Six on Saturday – June 8