The secrets of good garden design

When it comes to your garden, it’s not just the ‘gardening’ part that forms the look of your outdoor paradise. Garden design is important – so get your planning done early to make things a lot easier for you down the line. Lee Burkhill of Garden Ninja Ltd is an RHS Feel Good Gardens Competition…

How you can grow your own beer

It’s a great time to be a craft beer lover in the UK, as we are home to over 2000 breweries. But while many of us have enjoyed a bottle in our lifetimes, it’s easy to overlook the sheer skill and precision that goes into creating a craft beer from scratch. If anyone knows anything…

Foliage plant of the moment Nandina ‘Blush Pink’: Plant of the Month

Every so often, a plant comes along that makes you question whether it’s actually real or not! Nandina ‘Blush Pink’ seems like some mythical being with it’s unusual pink leaves, which later transform to pillar box red. It’s an incredible show off. Well, as the saying goes ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’… Nandina is…

Confessions of a plant geek

‘Geekiness’ might be considered cool now. But what about those of us who took a long time to come to terms with it? Known as ‘Phytonerd’ on his social media channels, Conrad McCormick is a fellow plant geek. He is a BBC radio contributer, as well as a designer, speaker and writer. He also loves…

Why everyone should grow Stapelia plants

How much do you know about Stapelias? Known as the ‘starfish flower’, there is much more to Stapelias than meets the eye – namely, that which meets the nose! Grant Meyer, tends to his fantastic garden in the warm climes of Arizona. He boasts an enviable collection of succulents, and is often spotted decorating his…