Andy McIndoe

Author bio:

Andy McIndoe

Andy has over 35 years experience in retail and production horticulture. A regular contributor to a number of magazines, newspapers and BBC Radio he lectures to gardening groups and societies at home and abroad and leads numerous gardening tours. As Managing Director of Hillier Nurseries he was responsible for the Company’s exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for 25 years, maintaining an unbroken record of Gold Medals. Andy’s special interests include hardy shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, flower bulbs and garden design and he has authored books on all of these subjects. His latest book, The Creative Shrub Garden is published by Timber Press in the UK and US. Andy blogs three times a week and is a tutor of several courses at the online MyGardenSchool.

There are 13 articles by Andy McIndoe:

autumn colour

Top shrubs for autumn

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Seven of the best shrubs for autumn colour for UK gardens. These plants will bring stunning colour to your garden in autumn.

raking leaves

Autumn lawn care

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Andy McIndoe offers some autumn lawn care advice, including mowing, scarifying, collecting leaves and some top tips for keeping lawns looking good.


Garden watering tips

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Watering the garden is an essential job over summer. Here are a few tips to get the most out of watering and save money on the water meter.

Prunus serrula

Trees for winter bark

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Create some winter structure with beautiful bark and stems. Andy McIndoe reveals his favourite winter trees, including Prunus serrula, Cornus alba & Betula.

Late summer lawn care

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Lawns form the very heart of the garden. Keep yours looking great with some late summer care with these tips from Andy McIndoe.

Prunus 'Pandora'

Small trees for spring blossom

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Hello blossom! Plantsman Andy McIndoe picks some of his spring blossom favourites. These are all small trees suitable for most gardens.

Dicentra spectabilis

Spring plants for small spaces

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Short on space, or restricted to pots? Here are some lovely spring gems for your garden. Plant addict Andy McIndoe recommends some spring treasures for small spaces.


Spring-flowering shrubs

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Spring-flowering shrubs are a great choice for a small garden. Plantsman Andy McIndoe chooses a few spring beauties to brighten and cheer the garden.

Buxus sempervirens

Evergreens for winter pots

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Evergreens come into their own in winter. Make use of smaller ones in pots and containers to bring colour and interest to patio and doorstep through the winter months.