Urban Flowers book competition and review

2 copies to be won of best gardening book of the year

Urban FlowersI’ve reviewed a lot of gardening books this year but the best so far is Urban Flowers: Creating Abundance in a Small City Garden – and I have two copies to win in this week’s competition.

Written by Carolyn Dunster with photographs by Jason Ingram and published by Frances Lincoln, the book is available to buy from April 6.

The reason I like it so much is that it is truly inspirational to all – it gives simple, cheap but stylish upcycling tips to people with no gardening ability. Continue reading “Urban Flowers book competition and review”

RHS Harlow Carr April events

Easter and National Gardening Week activities

Harlow Carr
Entrance to Harlow Carr in spring – Bettys Tea Room is in the background. Picture; RHS/SIRA Studio

The Royal Horticultural Society’s northernmost garden, Harlow Carr, in Harrogate, is well worth a visit, even if you don’t like gardening (there is a Bettys Tea Room there for starters).

It’s great for kids in the holidays, as there are loads of Easter-themed crafts and activities to keep them occupied and wear them out.

National Gardening Week also takes place this month Continue reading “RHS Harlow Carr April events”