Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

Richard, our gardening guru, inherited his love of plants from his grandfather. In his varied career he has set up and managed numerous garden centres, including the award-winning Camden Garden Centre: a self-financing, employment and training project for unemployed young people. Richard’s first TV appearance was on Going Live!, devising fun gardening ideas for children. His writing and broadcasting credits are many and varied, including, The Daily Telegraph, BBC’s Gardener’s World Magazine, BBC2’s How Does Your Garden Grow and of course QVC!

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    Why I’m looking forward to November

    It might sound a little odd, but I just can’t wait for November to arrive! That’s when I can start planting tulips, my absolute favourite spring flowering bulbs. Most other…

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    Autumn Advice and the Garden Trade meet up

    Every September, the Garden Trade meets in Birmingham to look at all the new products and ideas for the coming season. I’ve just returned from this year’s show and judging…

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    Our Gardening Inspirations Winner

    I might have known that it was a bit of a mistake to mention on air that our gardens were a bit dry. It seems to have rained on and…

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    The highs and lows of gardening

    Well, we really needed that rain as our gardens were getting so dry, but I’d be pleased if it stopped soon! The torrential downpour has helped perk up my brown…

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    Your summer container could win you £500!

    Are your summer pots and containers as pretty as a picture? Then why not enter the Garden News Flower Power competition for the chance to win up to £500? The…

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    Summer gardening & the Hampton Court Show

    It’s such a pleasure to be outside in the garden at this time of year – there’s so much colour to enjoy. My roses, delphiniums, alstroemerias and sweet peas are…

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    Gardening Inspirations

    One of the pleasures in returning from holiday is pottering around the garden to see how much has grown whilst I’ve been away. At this time of year it’s especially…

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    The Chelsea Flower Show round-up

    What a fabulous Chelsea! It’s just a shame that the wet weather has dampened the enjoyment for us all. I got soaked looking round yesterday! It’s been a challenging growing…

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    It’s the Chelsea Flower Show 2015!

    It’s Chelsea time – a celebration of the very best in gardening at the greatest flower show in the world, kicking off this Tuesday 19th May! We’ll be previewing Chelsea…

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