Glorious Easter weather – hope it lasts!


Richard Jackson at Kew Gardens What a fabulous Easter weekend! I spent most of it at QVC where we had some amazing shows. Reading 'Horticulture Week' this morning, I gather that garden centres have enjoyed a record-breaking weekend which, after a few grim springs, they richly deserve.

I did spend a little time in the garden, mainly hoeing weeds, which shrivelled up really quickly in the hot weather. I also potted up all my seedlings into 7cm pots, gave them a good feed with Young Plant Food, and they're already romping away so they'll be the perfect size for planting out in a few weeks.

Yesterday, I filmed a Garden Inspirations sequence for QVC. We went to Kew, which looked absolutely glorious in the sunshine. The alpine area was especially pretty and I could have spent hours there!

Back to QVC this coming weekend for another bumper crop of shows including a Today's Special Value offer for your gardens on Bank Holiday Monday. Hope you can tune in then.

Happy gardening!


  1. Sharon Gasparutti April 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Richard,
    I fully agree with you that the weather has been absolutely beautiful, especially here in Peterborough, however I have been wondering should I start to do a rain dance of some kind as there has only been a little ‘lick’ or spot of au natural and that is that. My water butt that was full is probably going to down at a good rate before we get if any rain at all!
    Maybe, if we all pray together it just might work.

  2. Mrs Suzanne Cunningham May 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Dear Richard. Firstly, may I say how disappointed and surprised I am that the Chinese Tree Peonies I bought 4-6 years ago,
    that were purported to have “blooms the size of dinner plates” in the first year, have come to nothing but one out of three of them has wonderful leaves. These were replaced as the first ones came to nothing too. I have large planters so they have room but to increase the chance that I may have a bloom, I`ve put one in the garden. This is the last season before they`re uprooted. What a waste of money and time. So disapponted.

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