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Learning axe & knife skills for spoon carving

I spent the weekend at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire teaching a spoon carving course to six lovely folk.

My courses always focus on teaching carving skills and we build these up at the same time as making wooden spoons. 217 more words


RHS Top 10 pests and diseases for 2016

The RHS has published its Top 10 list of plant pests and diseases reported by gardeners to the advisory service in 2016:

Top 10 pests: 116 more words

Plant Health

Back in the garden with me, Green Fingered George...

Daffodils are poking through, the birds are busy in the garden and Gardener’s World is back on TV; it can only mean one thing…….

Spring is on it’s way !! 499 more words

RHS Campaign For School Gardening

Favourite Garden Books

I confess that for a garden journalist I am often ambivalent about garden books. They have to be either practical and informative or totally inspirational to justify a permanent place in my bookshelves. 228 more words

Sunday Story

Mother's Day ideas

At the weekend I wandered along to our village ‘Potato Day’ where Pennard Plants, who specialise in Heritage plants come along and sell, well, potatoes plus assorted seeds, fruit trees and a glorious selection of odd things. 292 more words

Social media can be great for us young gardeners

This week via my blogYouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages I’ve had some brilliant gardening advice from other keen gardener;

including help with my carnivorous plant, tips on planting pumpkin seeds and feedback about my blog from other young bloggers and it made me think how great social media can be for us young gardeners. 1,306 more words

RHS Campaign For School Gardening

Spring has Sprung

Last year’s daffodils have just flowered in our rather forlorn front garden this week, adding a welcome splash of colour among the dull greys and browns. 478 more words