Find out how the world of new plants works!

The FlowerTrials is an event you’ll have no doubt heard of, if you work anywhere along the plant sales chain. However, if you’re a home gardener, then you may not know what it is! The FlowerTrials is basically a 4 day event, spread across locations in The Netherlands and West Germany, with 59 plant companies…

Quench your thirst for botanical knowledge with gin!

Are you a bit of plant geek? Do you like the occasional tipple? Why not quench your thirst for botanical knowledge whilst you sip your gin! To celebrate World Gin Day on 9th June, Jo Farish of The Gin Garden explores five botanical flavours that influence the gin that we drink! Gin is a liquid…

World Naked Gardening Day 2017 review

Gosh! You guys aren’t shy, are you? I just can’t help wondering what the neighbours thought about your leafy antics! I bet there was many a curtain twitching on Saturday May 6th, 2017! The first weekend of May each year is designated as “drop-your-pants and dig day”, and keen gardeners worldwide let the breeze flow as they spread their fertiliser…

Are you getting naked in the garden this year?

I have no idea how the phenomenon started, but it seems that the first Saturday of May each year is the day you should get back to nature as you dib, weed and prune! It’s World Naked Gardening Day!! The Grubby Gardeners were early adopters of this practice, and happily de-clothed at the Kensington Roof Gardens…

Are you gardening outside of the box?

Gardening and social media expert, James Robbins guest blogs on whether gardening television is still as relevant, especially now we have many other medias to soak up our information from. In a world abundant with information, I often wonder what influences where we choose to get it? When everyone can become an instant expert via the tiny glass screen…