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The Gardening Coach

Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.

March 27, 2013 | Beth Chatto and choosing the right plant

Papaver orientale 'Juliane' hot and sunny site

Papaver orientale 'Juliane' hot and sunny site

There is a terrible drawback to gardening called impulse buying.  I only have to walk through a garden centre on a birdseed buying mission, to  find hands have wandered off on auto pilot and gathered up pots or bulbs.

For our garden, this is strictly not allowed as we [...]

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June 5, 2012 | Taxonomy phenomeny

Woe betide failing to keep those plant names under control.    In order to remember the name of that lovely purchase you can stick the label in along with the plant.  The most tasteful labels seem to get ripped off by the wind or weathered by rain to smudged-out blankery.  Many nurseries give out the [...]

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June 1, 2010 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?    BETH CHATTO

WHY?     As Vidal Sassoon was to hairdos so Beth Chatto is to the garden.

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