The secret garden in the heart of London

You could be forgiven for not knowing about Chelsea Physic Garden. In fact, the first few times I visited, I would get lost and could be found aimlessly trying to shake the gates of the private communal gardens of Chelsea. My smiley friend Wendy has recently joined the team at the garden as a marketing guru,…

Is Iris-mania about to sweep the nation? Here are 5 of the best!

If anyone ever asks me my favourite flower (which is my least favourite question..), I usually mumble Iris. But, I think it actually IS my favourite. I have fond memories of painting an Iris on a stone for my Nana when I was at school. I also used to marvel over her Bearded Iris patch,…

Kimberly Young, Winfield, Kansas, USA: Instagram heaven!

Kimberly Young lives in Winfield, Kansas. She has been a registered nurse for 28 years, and has a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). Twenty of her twenty-eight years have been spent as an operating room nurse. She currently works full-time and has 3 grown children. She has 4 small, stone-raised gardens and 2 medium/large ground-level gardens. The front yard…

How to waterproof your garden!

So. much. rain. Even Tina Turner couldn’t stop it! Well, that’s how it is in Suffolk this week anyway. I’m soon swapping my Volvo for a boat! Anyway, wherever you live, it’s a good idea to be aware of moisture-loving plants. Plants that genuinely enjoy soils that become waterlogged easily.. No rain macs required! Hydrangea! These plants are so…