September 1, 2020

Well summer has faded and we have slipped seamlessly into autumn.

September is one of my favourite months.  Traditionally warm, many plants are in their element now whilst others go to seed. As the days start to draw in, we turn our attention to replacing our vests and...

August 25, 2020

Delighted to share my August garden musings from Garden News magazine.

It has been a month of contradictions in the garden; too much of this and too little of that.

Many beautiful blooms have shone such as salvias, hollyhocks, penstemon, and sunflowers, some plants have...

August 9, 2020

The summer holidays are here but it can feel hard at times to prise teenagers off screens and engage them with the great outdoors. As a Mum of a 14-year-old boy, I try and strike a balance between a good measure of gaming and outdoor adventure to keep everyone happy an...

August 3, 2020

Well summer has brought many challenges, from drought to deluges. Some days have resembled a heatwave whereas others autumn. Plants have had to cope with changeable conditions, some quickly going to seed but others have thrived.

Dahlias are in...

July 26, 2020

At the end of last year I was asked by RHS Education to write an article for BBC Countryfile magazine about my journey into horticulture, studying the RHS diploma and my passion for creating wildlife gardens. The feature was published in the January 2020 issue of the m...

July 25, 2020

In the 25 July edition of Garden News magazine I share my garden at night, plant propagation, dividing herbs and our bumper strawberry crop. The issue is also packed with great ideas for bringing wildlife into your garden.

We’ve been really making the most of the long w...

July 20, 2020

As lockdown eases our lives are changing on a daily basis and this can feel overwhelming. Gardens and nature have helped many of us cope with this unprecedented situation, keeping mind and body balanced, so as we emerge from our chrysalises we need time to take stock,...

July 8, 2020

Proud to have a quote featured in the August edition of Grow Your Own magazine as part of a 12-page exclusive feature of RHS advice.

Mulching your plot end of winter/early spring and in autumn provides a tremendous weed barrier, retains moisture and improves soil struct...

July 3, 2020

Forget about long distance travel this summer, instead make the most of your garden and use it as the perfect staycation destination.

I share some ideas on the Richard Jackson Garden website for the perfect summer vacation in your own back garden. Click the link to read...

June 30, 2020

Great to see our No Mow May front lawn feature in Over the Fence, the 4 July 2020 edition of Garden News magazine (available in the shops from June 30).

In this feature our cat Fred makes a star appearance, hogging the limelight as he enjoys hanging out in the long gras...

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