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!

  • Spring has sprung!

    It's just wonderful being out in the garden at this time of year. There's so much to enjoy – from the vivid red shoots of peonies emerging from the ground,…

  • Garden Re-Leaf Day

    If you're out and about this week, you might see some odd things happening at the UK's top garden centres. It's all in aid of Garden Re-Leaf Day when the…

  • Bigger bulbs for better blooms…

    Part of the joy of gardening is that you're always learning. I've always loved Ranunculus (Persian Buttercups) but until now, I've bought them as pot grown plants in flower. Last…

  • Spring gardening at last!

    At last, it's time to really get gardening! To celebrate, I've popped some pots of colour on the front porch and it looks so much more colourful and cheering. This…

  • Paradise flowers and upcoming TSVs…

    It's always a bit of a gamble filming outside at this time of year. You never quite know what the weather is going to do! On Tuesday, we went to…

  • New year, new garden…

    What a start to the New Year! I've been able to do more gardening outdoors this early January than I've ever done before at this time of year. On New Year's…

  • Countdown to Christmas with a gardening quiz!

    It's the countdown to Christmas in the Jackson household! The first presents have been popped under the tree which is, incidentally, bearing up remarkably well as I keep forgetting to…

  • Getting ready for Christmas

    Well we've put the tree up, decorated it and it looks great! Whilst we were at the garden centre, we decided to buy a poinsettia, and our friend Jill saw…

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