Horkesley Hall in Essex may be grand, but it is the setting for an informal family garden that suits its owner’s relaxed approach to gardening. Published in The English Garden, April 2016.
When is a plant a herb and when does it become a spice? In this article, for Richard Jackson’s Garden website, I attempt to unravel the mystery.
Anglesey Abbey, just outside Cambridge, is one of the country’s first and best known winter gardens, and its kept in peak condition by head gardener Richard Todd. This article, with photographs by Mariane Majerus, was published in the January edition of The English Garden.
Photographer Marcus Harpur and I visited Wyken Hall, an Elizabethan manor house with extensive modern gardens in rural Suffolk for this piece in The English Garden magazine’s July 2016 issue.
Some plants, once planted, will live long term in the garden, providing fabulous scent and flowers.
I visited the two distinct but well-matched gardens at Wood Farm, near Gipping in Suffolk, for this piece in The English Garden, June 2016.
Use your herbs creatively this Christmas to add their essence, presence and power to the festivities.
Mint is an essential kitchen herb: it has an unforgettable fresh, clean taste, and will remind you of peppermints, chewing gum and toothpaste.
Coriander and dill are easy-to-grow herbs that can be raised both for attractive, tasty leaves and for seeds. Now, following a recent RHS Plant Trial, there are some selections with the Award of Garden Merit (AGM). The Garden (RHS), June 2015
‘The borders are densely planted and although the overall size is small, there is an illusion of space and I manage to get lost in it’