Gardening



Getting youngsters into horticulture: why bother? by Rachel the Gardener

October 19, 2017

Our regular readers will observe that we have a new advert in the sidebar. I had practically given up on adverts as worthless clutter, apart from our trademark and faithful Everedge. But this is good stuff by another reputable company. If you want to learn how to plant like Piet Oudolf and be taught how […]

Gardeners, Designers – or Garden Makers? by Anne Wareham

August 18, 2016

My apologies. This was not the piece I intended to publish this week, and I had no intention of popping up again so soon to annoy you. But today I got annoyed and you know how rare that is. For many years I had wanted to define and articulate the difference between those people who […]



Just a gardener – Just? by Stephen Hackett

June 28, 2013

We’ve had a lot of responses to Nick Turrell’s piece, ‘Would you be a Gardener?‘. Including what amounts to a whole new article, which I am publishing below. Keep up the comment – but more, perhaps, let your views be known and the pieces circulated wherever they may make a difference? Anne Wareham, editor Stephen […]

Can Gardeners be Considered Artists? by Gary Webb

January 24, 2011

“I tend to think that in professionally tended gardens, the natural occurrence of targets, job descriptions, over-loading, all commonplace in a busy workplace, can quite often mask and tie up the creativity that exists within a gardener …”