Local Magazines

Gardens

Gardening advice from local gardening businesses as featured in the North London local magazines: Muswell Flyer – Highgate Handbook – Crouch End Connection

The Secret Garden

That notion of secrecy, mystery and enclosure is still, for me, a vital ingredient of my ideal garden. In larger gardens it is relatively easy to create an air of intrigue, [...]

A Thing of Beauty

A front garden can be a thing of beauty. Not just a drab area of concrete with bins right in front of your house.  It can be an eye-catching place full of plants and shrubs [...]

Ask Alfie – May

Q. I am a Prince fanatic and in tribute to the legend I think some purple plants are in order. Foliage or flowers for a typical town garden, not very sunny, nasty London [...]

Difficult Sites

In London, most of us have a small outdoor space that is less than ideal! Neighbouring buildings, boundary fences and walls, trees and hedges, often outside our control, [...]

Ask Alfie: January 2017

I’m planning to grow some vegetables this year, but would like them to look good in the garden as well as taste good. Any suggestions? Yes, perhaps it’s fair to say that [...]

Ask Alfie – September 2016

Q.Why have my 2 blueberry bushes only given me 10 berries between them when my uncle’s single bush has fed almost all of Church Stretton?! A.To answer your question I [...]
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