From moon-planting to knitting: 5 plant-themed books to buy now!

With Christmas on the way, this is a great time to review the hottest horticultural books of the moment! There are titles for everyone; from crafts that beat the winter blues to seasonal snacking and moon planting! Here’s my look at 5 of the hottest books right now! Find even more here. Making Winter by…

Unusual gifts for gin lovers this Christmas!

The popularity of gin is rising and rising, and you’ve no doubt got a few gin lovers on your Christmas shopping list this year! But, there’s only so much gin you can drink (you may disagree!) so why not consider one of these unusual gin-themed gifts? From lip balm to bath salts, make your own…

Four salads and a muffin: some seasonal recipes by Stephanie Hafferty

Why not eat the rainbow and make the most of autumn harvests by transforming them into delicious vegetable-filled salads! Here are 4 brilliant recipes, plus a tasty muffin one using some unusual ingredients! Guest Blogger, Stephanie Hafferty is famed for creating the delicious lunches during Charles Dowding’s gardening courses with affordable, seasonal healthy food . She has…

5 eye-catching bulb combinations by Master-Mixer Harriet Rycroft

Now is the time for planting spring-flowering bulbs into the ground and your patio containers! It can be some much fun, as you can really play with colour and shapes. So, who better to ask about the best combinations than Harriet Rycroft. Harriet is a ‘Master-Mixer’, who has 14 years experience planting up memorable mixes at…

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…