Geoff Hodge

Author bio:

Geoff Hodge

Geoff Hodge is a freelance garden writer, writing for various national
gardening magazines and websites – as well as lots more besides! He answers the questions submitted by Richard Jackson's Gardening Club members. Previously, he was the Web Editor for the Royal Horticultural Society, Gardening Editor of Garden News magazine and Technical Editor of Garden Answers magazine. He has written eight gardening books and broadcasts on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and is a regular guest on Ken Crowther’s gardening programme on BBC Essex.

There are 25 articles by GeoffHodge:

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Plant Trial Results 2018

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This summer our Gardening Club members helped trial some of next year’s new plants. Geoff Hodge reports

How can I deal with drought

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The sight of plants wilting and dropping their leaves like it’s already autumn to reduce their water use can be very dispiriting – even depressing, but all is not lost

Pest patrol

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Walking your garden for five to 10 minutes on a regular basis means you can stop pests like aphids and slugs getting out of control and becoming a problem.

Buying plants

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At this time of year, it’s all go in the garden. There’s lots to get on with, including planting up beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets.

Spring into action

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If you want to get ahead for spring, Geoff Hodge has lots of tips and advice

New gardening products for 2018

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Geoff Hodge picks his five favourite new products from the myriad on display at the 2018 Garden Press Event held at The Business Design Centre in London.

Secateurs explained

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Geoff Hodge unravels the mysteries surrounding garden secateurs to help you get the best from these useful pruners.

Awesome orchids

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One plant that has become incredibly popular in recent years – now our best selling flowering houseplant – is the moth orchid, Phalaenopsis.

2017 plant trial results

Posted on in Garden News

This year, 140 Richard Jackson’s Garden Club members have been growing some 15 experimental and trial plants. Here are the results.

Gardening terms explained

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If you are a new gardener, or simply baffled by weird and wonderful gardening words, Geoff Hodge has simplified a few seasonal terms for you.