Dads go wild!

Kids don't play outside as much as they used to. This is an oft repeated assertion that the Avant-Gardeners hear when running our projects and studies over the last few years seem to back this up. There is also a large body of work available which … [Read more...]

Escape to the National Parks in London!

Join me if you will and take a second to close your eyes and picture one of the UK’s national parks. Perhaps your mind took you to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District, or to the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor. But, how about the city we … [Read more...]

July: Your Garden

Another month has gone past and the longest day is done, the sun is shining and June was great for the weather. Plus the wildlife I have seen in and around my clients and my own garden has been very cool indeed. I’m always amazed by the diversity of … [Read more...]

May: Your Garden

First of all, I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter. April turned out fine for the weather this year, which was pleasantly surprising. My plants love it! Unfortunately so do the darned critters that like to nibble on them. Pests in the garden are on … [Read more...]

April: Your Garden

Showers – maybe. Frost – possibly. Some sunshine, well who knows? But the plants are springing up and growing like they belong the 100-meter dash. So is April a great time to discover cool garden projects to implement? Definitely. By now your gardening … [Read more...]

March: Your Garden

This year January and February has been outrageous for bad weather. It is soul destroying to see your much loved garden (and property) destroyed in a matter of moments after years of effort and care. My time of late has been spent covered in mud … [Read more...]