Discovering the pumpkins and scarecrows of New York Botanical Garden

I was super excited to receive a direct message on Instagram from the New York Botanical Garden earlier this week, inviting me to an exclusive evening with Ray Villafane, pumpkin carver and scarecrow extraordinaire!  Ray is an American artist now based in Arizona, who specializes in sculpting. He is most famously known for his 3-D Style pumpkin…

Bernadeta Czaniecka, Bielsko-Biala, Poland: just like a show garden

Bernadeta Czaniecka lives in Bielsko-Biała- which offers the perfect location between forest and mountains. This micro climate has given Bernadeta some real gardening magic! Despite raising 4 children, she has also worked tirelessly on her garden over 20 years. 1. Please tell us who you are, where you live and what you do for a living. Hello, I…

Japan 3.

My first working day. I tried to assemble an English cooked breakfast on my segmented plate. It failed when I added carrots to the top left hand corner. I also ate three Danish pastries.   So, I left the building, taking my crumpled shirts to Barakura (if you recall, I had a trouser press fail!)……

Some of my latest new plants…!

Plant-hunting.. that’s what I do! Thanks to my ever-growing network of contacts around the world; breeders, growers, home gardeners, I can bring you the very best, and most exciting new plants! Here’s my pick of the bunch for autumn delivery! Let me know which are your favourites….?