17 reasons to avoid fake lawns – how bad is artificial grass for the environment?

I never design gardens with fake grass for aesthetic, experiential and environmental reasons. That said, some of my clients do

From plant to seed bank, how Kew Gardens is saving the planet’s flora and us

I’ve been visiting Kew Gardens – like many people I’m sure – since I was a little boy and have been at

11 Tips for a wildlife friendly allotment

I love all life and I’m sure if you’re reading this you don’t need any explanation as to why helping wildlif

This decade let’s not lose sight of protecting wild habitats

Over the last year we’ve seen a wonderful increase in the number of people demanding action to save our planet and all l

On the verge of a new way of gardening: do we need to change what we grow?

I’ve always written about our gardens being seen as mini-wildlife reserves, eco systems we protect and observe rather th


One day there will come a moment when I’ll have seen all of the species of native wild orchids. I’m not sure how I

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Finally, after many years, today I came up close and personal with one of my favourite plants growing and flowering in the wil

An introduction to native wild orchids the alien wonder beings

People tell you that magic isn’t real, that Utopia is impossible. They’re talking bollocks. I know because I’

Reforesting Yorkshire

Chris and I popped up to Yorkshire this weekend to celebrate my birthday and my mum’s, both on bonfire night the fifth of No