Read my new Scot’s Magazine gardening blog

I’m very privileged to feature in Scot’s Magazine this month and to be writing a weekly blog on the magazine’s website throughout July. My first entry offers some top tips on how to grow lettuce leaves, and the second entry – up today – is about how to encourage wildlife into your garden to help it thrive…

Finding inspiration at the Chelsea Garden Show 2015

It would be fair to say my inaugural visit to the Chelsea Flower Show last Friday surpassed even my greatest expectations. Of all the fabulous show gardens, the L’Occitane’s perfumers garden was my favourite – and well worth the hunt to track it down (finally spotted at 3pm in the afternoon).  A quintessential French rustic…

How to make your garden a fragrant paradise

I was lucky enough to move into a new house at the end of last year with a beautiful little back garden which faces onto a tranquil canal.  Last weekend I lifted some of the gravel from a small 3m x 1m space beside the back door, laid down some compost and planted a climbing…

How to grow veg using just 1sq ft

I love the idea of square foot gardening. By following a simple and straightforward formula, anyone with even the smallest of outdoor spaces can grow their own fruit and veg, and it claims to be an idiot proof formula. In light of the fact that it’s National Gardening Week, I thought it would be a…