Gardeners are hoarders - it’s a fact! Even the greatest gardens have a pile of odds and ends tucked beneath the potting bench, or round the back of the compost heap, ‘Just in case they come in handy...’. Creative recycling in the garden can often produce some of the most inventive ideas and could save you a small fortune in buying the latest gardening kit.
Plants and gardens have always been a big part of my life. I can remember helping my Dad to prick out seedlings, even before I could see over the top of the potting bench. As an adult, I trained at Writtle College where I received my degree, BSc. (Hons) Horticulture. After working in a specialist plantsman's nursery, and later, as a consulting arboriculturalist, I joined Thompson & Morgan in 2008. Initially looking after the grounds and coordinating the plant trials, I now support the web team offering horticultural advice online.