Geoff Stonebanks learns ways to enjoy his garden in lockdown and offers his hard earned advice. In a ‘normal’ year, Geoff Stonebanks opens his summer garden to hundreds of visitors, offering copious refreshments including tea, cakes and even lunch and afternoon teas. This year, the garden has been closed, giving Geoff a time to stand back and take stock.
Jean Vernon suggests some inspiring and simple ways to create some privacy in your garden
If you have access to a garden, you have an open door to reach a little deeper into its offerings and calm you mind, body and spirit, explains Debi Holland
Geoff Stonebanks helps you to consider the value of your fences, trellis and walls as valuable vertical surfaces to train your plants?
Step back to look at your garden from a different angle. Change a few things to make more of your garden with these simple garden ideas.
Forget about long distance travel this summer, instead make the most of your garden and use it as the perfect staycation destination says Debi Holland
Every summer Geoff Stonebanks bakes lots of different cakes, sweet and savoury for his open garden, to raise money for charity.
Two of the most popular savoury treats that Geoff makes for his garden visitors over recent years are his ricotta cheesecake and his savoury muffins. Here he shares his recipes.
Jean Willis started feeding her plants and garden with Flower Power and the results were so amazing that she was approached by a Britain in Bloom Judge to enter, and she won!
Make a high tea for a special friend, or bake a cake for a birthday, Geoff Stonebanks shares two of his most popular open garden day recipes
Step away from the news and social media and go outdoors. Your garden, local park or balcony can be your personal sanctuary. Simply stop, take a deep breath and inhale the wonders of nature.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show is not the centre of the universe, but usually for one week a year it becomes the pinnacle of all that is great in gardening and horticulture. This year the show is online, but here’s a taster of some of the highs from previous RHS Chelsea Flower Shows
Flower shows are great places to glean ideas and inspiration for our own gardens. You might not have the budget of a Chelsea Flower Show Garden to spend on your plot, but that doesn’t stop you stealing a few concepts from the shows. Why not spend your (potential) ticket and travel money on some plants and projects for your own garden and create your own take on the Chelsea spectacular at home?