I’m Jane Perrone.

I’m a freelance journalist, and presenter and producer of indoor gardening podcast On The Ledge (if you’re a new listener, start here).

I like growing houseplants inside, weird veg in my garden, and walking in the countryside with my hound Wolfie.

Photograph by  Cat Lane

Photograph by Cat Lane

I write for a range of publications, including the Guardian, the Financial Times, Gardens IllustratedGrow 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 am a member of Association of Garden Communicators in the US and of the Garden Media Guild in the UK.

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I write for a range of publications, including The Guardian, The Financial Times, Garden Design Journal, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden and Grow Your Own.