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…

Umbilicus rupestris, navelwort

At the end of June 2016 Chris and I were in Chilham, Kent for the beautiful…

Come into my world

People have asked me a lot why I write recently and I don’t really know the…

Orchidize

One day there will come a moment when I’ll have seen all of the species of…

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Finally, after many years, today I came up close and personal with one of my favourite…

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…

There you are

For hours now I search for you Across chalky downs of grass Jewels a plenty everywhere…

From the streets: A walk in the winter sunshine

The interplay of nature and humanity is endlessly fascinating to observe. Nowhere is it more obvious…

Photo gallery: Malibu’s unexpectedly exquisite wild flowers

I had planned to write a more detailed article about Malibu’s national parks and wildlife. However,…

Solstice in the city – Clapham Common

I can be my own worst enemy sometimes, in fact, a lot of the time. I…

4 Fundamentals of attracting wildlife in urban gardens

The other day I was in the garden watering our fern wall during one of those still and…

Taming the weedy wildflower

Weedy humans are weak. Weedy plants are tough as nails. Wild flowers we like. Weeds we…

Wild orchid hunting

My friend Pete Langley took me to a secret location on the South Downs one sunny…