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!

  • Gardening jobs for May

    Hi! There's so much happening in the garden right now, and with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show taking place this week, in May you really see gardening at its best!…

  • Tips for composting

    Hello! As it's Compost Awareness week, I've put together some tips for good composting. I'd encourage anyone to make their own compost as there's something really satisfying about turning kitchen…

  • Top plants for hanging baskets

    Following my hanging baskets tips, I've put together a selection of plants to give your displays real impact. Begonia Apricot Shades: This variety of trailing begonia is an absolute cracker!…

  • Tips for hanging baskets and window boxes

    Hello again! I hope your gardens are coming along nicely and you had a chance to tick off some of those April gardening jobs. Here's some advice I'd give to…

  • My gardening advice for April

    Hello! It's my favourite time of the year to be in the garden. With the weather warming up and the light levels getting better, you can be doing tonnes outside….

  • Visiting Anthony Heywood’s garden (part 2)

    Here's a video clip of my second visit to Anthony Heywood's riverside garden, in which I get to grips with Anthony's trimming troubles… Get your hands on the Bosch trimmer featured in this…

  • Visiting Anthony Heywood’s garden (part 1)

    Here Anthony Heywood introduces me to his beautiful riverside garden and explains his gardening troubles… See Visiting Anthony Heywood's garden (part 2) to see the solution to Anthony's garden woes.

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