October is a great time to divide perennials

One of my favourite things to do in the year is divide perennials in autumn. You can actually divide most perennials at any ti

The Great Mystery: closer to nature with the awesome power of seasons

I had a rare day to myself on Sunday and I used it to wander around one of my favourite wild areas and to spend time on my all

Oh Autumn!

As an artist, through each waking day there are thousands of wonderful things that catch my eye. In that split second when eye

Gardening jobs to do in October: harvesting, bulb planting, propagation by dividing, cutting and sowing

If like me, you may have been coasting along on a post-summer ‘put your feet up’. Well, I’ve got news for yo

Victorian plant fashion at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

A report from our brief visit to the immaculately preserved Lanhydrock house and garden owned by the National Trust.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan, a garden established in the mid-18th to the 19th centuries by the Cornish Tremayne family (Wikipedia), was only ever

Smudging seasons

Chris pointed out this week that the best sunsets happen at this time of year, something I’d never appreciated – I

From the streets: Library of Birmingham’s rooftop secret garden and futuristic municipal design

My mum and I share the same birthday, bonfire night. We love it, so Chris and I drove up to Yorkshire to enjoy it with my fam

Autumn colour in Diana Ross’ garden

We were really taken with plantswoman Diana Ross’ stunning garden around the corner in Clapham when we visited on the

Having fun with shade and sun

Down the side of our Victorian maisonette is a narrow alley way. It’s where I started our garden so I know its seasonal

Autumn at Kew Gardens

It feels like Kew Gardens is upping its garden design efforts – or perhaps I’m just more aware of them. The grass

Shovelling sh*t while the plants still go at it!

October is almost over, so here’s a diary of what’s been going on in Littlebury gardens to refer back to next year

25 Photos of interesting autumn sightings (and what I thought at the time)

Here are 25 things I spotted in September and October that I thought were beautiful for all manner of reasons and managed to

It’s October and it’s still warm! Bulb planting and drain pipe trellis time

What’s going on with the weather? Although it’s dark by about 6.30pm now, it’s still sunny and very hot in t