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
What a seven days it has been, starting with cold and snow and followed by improving seasonal weather and the spring equinox. It is a confusing period for the gardener, especially taking forthcoming weather forecasts into account. Continue reading Six on Saturday – March 24
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
Kew is a remarkable garden and we took a day trip to the capital to take in this botanical masterpiece along with the sights and sounds of its Orchids Festivals 2018. Continue reading Trip to Kew & its Orchids Festival
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
I spent time in Vancouver visiting most of the city’s famous gardens, but also found myself blown away by the quality of horticulture on show in its public open spaces. Continue reading Inspiring public parks to see in Vancouver
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?