5 black things for you to try in the garden

‘Do black flowers really exist?’ It’s one of those recurring arguments in the gardening world, as people rightly exclaim that black does NOT exist. However, we have deep, deep purples and maroons to keep us satisfied. Many of us become obsessed with black flowers, in fact author Karen Platt has been able to hunt down thousands during…

9 things you will like about America

Whilst there are some things that un-nerve and disgruntle an Englishman in America, there are quite a few things that are warming: 1. You seldom have to walk far. 2. The service, whilst working for a tip, is so attentive that you’ll hate being back in the U.K., where the service is lacklustre at best. 3. Everyone…

5 unusual edible flowers for you to try

With the current hysteria over crop shortages in the lettuce world, many people have been considering growing- and eating- other types of green stuff. But, have you considered trying some yellows, reds, blues and purples.. I’d like to welcome you to the hidden world of edible flowers! Here are my 5 favourites (you can click on…

How your 2017 garden could look: the guide to the latest trends in gardening

I have been asked to look at some gardening predictions for 2017 by one of the world’s biggest tool manufacturers, EGO Power Plus. So… I’ve dusted down my crystal ball and I’m going to take you on a journey into a garden that is more environmentally conscious, yet easier to maintain.. and with a few cutting edge technology…

Kerala: Touristing 

Day 1- travel I made my way to the airport in my Italian Uno Qlo duvet coat with my giant kitbag weighing down my shoulder. Ipswich had never seen such a sight. And I wondered if everyone on the tube was wondering where this exotic traveller was heading to.  Once I got to the terminal,…