I write for a range of publications, including the Guardian, the Financial Times, Gardens Illustrated, Grow Your Own magazine and The English Garden. I am industry zone editor for the Society of Garden Designers' magazine, Garden Design Journal.
I have a background in news journalism, spending more than 20 years working in local newspapers, then joining the Guardian as a reporter online and working my way up to an online news desk editor. In 2008 I become gardening editor at the Guardian, editing the gardens pages of Weekend magazine, making the Sow, Grow, Repeat podcast with Alys Fowler and writing features, news stories and blogposts. I left in 2017 to become fully freelance.
I regularly give talks to gardening groups and societies, appear on gardening podcasts (my own and others’) and give interviews on the radio about everything from slugs to succulents.
I write for a range of publications, including The Guardian, Garden Design Journal, The English Garden, Grow Your Own, Garden Centre Retail and Countryside magazine.