Great tomatoes start today. Chillies, peppers and aubergines too, but it’s tomatoes that I love the most. Current lockdown circumstances mean that I am not yet able to get out to the big Cotswold garden that I help look after. If I was there I would have sown tomato and… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ Superb tomatoes start today!
It’s rather like that memory game. You know the one: “I went to the market and I bought… one apple, two bananas, three custard tarts…” except my version works by looking at the weather every day and working out what I would be doing if I was at work. Here… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ If I was at work I…
… How many times have I posted a photograph of myself on Instagram over the last few years? I have absolutely no idea but I bet it’s only once or twice. It’s a bit silly really when I use Instagram to, essentially, advertise myself and what I do in order… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ New horticultural challenges
Now seems like an opportune time to try to explain my front garden. Firstly, because I am spending a lot more time in it than I thought I would during this lockdown spring. Secondly, because it requires a certain amount of explanation. Thirdly, because my good friend Andrew, a former… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ My front garden working for me
Pleaching is the art of entwining branches to form a hedge. A pleached hedge will usually be clipped above bare stems so that the hedge appears to be on stilts. It is a marvellous way of screening a view, adding grandeur and giving oneself an awful lot more to do… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ Musings on Pleached Hornbeam