Matt Appleby

Author bio:

Matt Appleby

Matt is a former teacher turned journalist. He took up writing while in New Zealand and trained as a journalist there. He has since written five books (three on cricket and two on gardening) with The Children's Garden due out in spring 2016 published by Frances Lincoln. He writes for Horticulture Week and other publications. Married with two boys, aged 3 and 6 he lives in London.

There are 41 articles by Matt:

cheese plant

Cheese plant shortage shock

Posted on in Garden News

There’s been a surprising shortage of cheese plants in the houseplant departments of garden centres in the UK.

The revival in house plants sparked by Instagram pictures posted by millenials has seen price rises of 20% for the cheese plant Monstera deliciosa

Guerrilla gardening for kids

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Get the kids into guerrilla gardening by making seed bombs to add colour to the garden. This is an extract from a new book on children’s gardening by Matthew Appleby.

Bumper year for slugs?

Posted on in Garden News

RHS chief horticulture advisor Guy Barter says 2018 could be a bumper year for slugs and snails due to the wet winter and spring.

Houseplants deserve better

Posted on in Garden News

Gardeners need to look after houseplants and not just use them as decor and then throw them away, says gardening TV presenter and writer Alys Fowler.