Hello Battery – Goodbye Petrol…

Working as a professional horticulturist involves many skills, managing risk is just one of them. I have always been uneasy about having staff (and others) breathing in the fumes from 2 and 4 stroke engines. Even well maintained machines give off harmful fumes, which are incompatible with creating a healthy outdoor workplace. This has led…

Spear & Jackson Kew Gloves on test

These are a competitively priced gardening glove, selling for around £12. The backs are made of an elasticated spandex fabric, which gives a comfortable, tight fit, but which offers little protection from thorns, or even slight prickles. The leather is thin, which has the advantage of allowing more intricate gardening tasks to be undertaken, but…

All change!

Having given the blog a thorough overhaul in the spring, the Facebook page was looking a little bit dull and so… We have a new look with some of our favourite plant images making up a natty little video for the top of the page. What do you think? Just click here to visit our…