Local Magazines

Ask Alfie

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 [...]

Ask Alfie March 2016

Q. I noticed on your Twitter feed that you’d identified Ribes Sanguineum flowering early in Alexandra Park. Can I buy this shrub or could I take a cutting? A. You should be [...]

Ask Alfie – JULY 2015

Q. Don’t ask me why but I love the colour orange. Is it possible to have something orange performing in the garden all year round? A. You don’t need a “Why” to [...]

Ask Alfie May 2015

Q.We are finding it hard to keep our lawn in good condition. What are the pros and cons of installing artificial grass? A. Artificial grass is becoming increasingly popular [...]

Ask Alfie

Q. Can you suggest some evergreen climbers to cover my fence?   A. Of all the general categories of plants, I find this has one of the most limited ranges to choose, [...]

Ask Alfie – February 2014

Q. Can you suggest some plants with long flowering periods? A. In answering this question I should firstly point out that although a long flowering period is a real bonus in [...]

Ask Alfie: January 2014

Q. My lawn is in a poor state. It’s covered in moss and there are also areas which are more mud than grass. Is there anything I can do to improve it at this time of year? [...]

Ask Alfie!

Q. My Leylandii hedge is getting far too tall and is becoming a nuisance to maintain. Can you suggest a more suitable evergreen hedge which we can manage at around 5ft in [...]
1 2