Archive for the ‘Press Coverage’ Category

The Great Garden Challenge – Channel 5

GGC ON 40 V2 AG 01 See a clip here

Adam and I are delighted to announce that we are taking part in a brand new gardening TV Show. The Great Garden Challenge starts Tuesday 2nd July at 8pm on Channel 5. Awesome experience to create some wonderful new community gardens

Meeting HRH The Princess Royal

It was a pleasure and honour to be presented to HRH Princess Anne at The World Horse Welfare Conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London last Week (30th November 2017).

As president of the charity see gave an inspiring talk about the importance of helping so-called ‘invisible horses’ both in this country and abroard. She also presented us with a framed Gold Medal and photograph of this years RHS Chelsea Garden. To find out more about the incredible work of this amazing charity go to

Gold Medal & BBC People’s Choice Award at Chelsea!

It has been an awesome couple of weeks for Adam and I. We are thrilled to bits to have not only won a Gold Medal but also the BBC People’s Choice Award for Best Artisan Garden in Show. It’s been great representing such an amazing charity as World Horse Welfare and reassuring that an emotive traditional wildflower garden with a serious message still has a place at the world’s best flower Show. You can find out more on our blog page and on our facebook page. and just click on the facebook icon.

Here’s a few photos:;

RHS Chelsea Updates

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Help save me, East Herts Council want to cut me down. Act now!
Surely there’s more biodiversity in this stately oak tree growing in this former wood meadow, rich in wildlife,  than there is in a fenced off artificial hockey pitch with 15 metre high floodlights.
Tree specialists have surveyed the area and one of the trees has been placed on the Ancient Tree Inventorysport at any cost, I hope not. Join the protest! Let our Councillors know what you think, email addresses in the post below. Please East Herts District Council listen to The Woodland Trust and other notable tree specialists and tree surveyors and vote down the proposal on 27th April 2016.
Please don’t cut me down! Keep Ash Grove Green!

Three veteran oak trees, together with smaller ash trees and a section of meadow are under threat of removal under a proposal to create a floodlit artificial hockey pitch on the area known as Ash Grove just off Cricketfield Lane in Bishop’s Stortford. Although it is too late for letters of comment, and it appears that Planning  Officers are recommending approval,  the final decision will be made on the 27th April 2016 at a meeting of the Development Management Committee in Hertford where Councillors will vote on the proposal.

Application: 3/15/1957/FUL     Further details  click or copy and paste link below

If approved this proposal will contradict the spirit of the Neighbourhood Plan and could have implications for other areas who are currently in the process of creating their own Neighbourhood Plan.

The loss of this area in its current state will be a great blow to this beautiful north east area of Bishop’s Stortford and although new sporting facilities for a growing town are incredibly important they should not be created at the expense of beautiful and untouched countryside. Alas it is now too late to oppose this development by letter but in a last ditch effort to save this area and to demonstrate our strength of feeling, we are organising a local opposition meeting at 2.30pm on Sunday 24th April at the top of Cricketfield Lane where it meets Barrell’s Down Road and then at 3pm a very small walk to the area in question. We are also formally inviting all the Councillors who sit on the Development Management Committee and who will vote for the proposal, to come to this meeting so that we may share with them our concerns. See attached list of Councillors and their email addresses:

Development Management Committee:
Councillor David Andrews (Chairman)
Councillor Mike Allen
Councillor Kevin Bush
Councillor Stan Bull
Councillor Mike Casey
Councillor Michael Freeman
Councillor Jeff Jones
Councillor Jonathan Kaye
Councillor David Oldridge
Councillor Tim Page
Councillor Peter Ruffles (Vice Chairman)
Councillor Keith Warnell

Councillor Robert Brunton
Councillor Bob Deering
Councillor Jan Goodeve
Councillor Roz Standley

Can we please ask anybody in Bishop’s Stortford who is concerned about development in the town or the loss of beautiful and wild areas to please attend and show their support in opposing this development. Bring boots or wellies. Parking can be difficult as Residents Parking Schemes are in place but the nearest car parks are Grange Paddocks or Elm Road.

Adam 07976 658618   Jon 07967 632525

Spear and Jackson – World Launch Easter 2016
Adam is delighted to announce that he has been chosen to be one of the new faces of Spear and Jackson, a gardening company that has been leading the field for 250 years. Pictured here with Lloyd Ashford Thom on the left, also from Spear and Jackson).
Join him on Ideal World TV (Virgin 747 Sky 654  Freeview 22  Freesat 812 ) this Easter Saturday at 5pm where he will be presenting the live WORLD launch of the amazing new Spear and Jackson pressure washer. It’s absolutely awesome! Stay tuned this spring when Adam and Lloyd will be bringing us some incredible new gardening tools to make your life easier.

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Saint Francis Hospice Presentation

Lovely afternoon at Saint Francis Hospice, just outside Romford in Essex. Delighted and honoured to present a cheque to one of the hospice’s lottery winners. Nice to meet such a keen and passionate gardener!

The gardens here are quite inspiring and guaranteed to lift your spirits on a dull, cold February day.

To find out more about the hospice and the amazing work that they do, or to make a donation click on the website link

The First Gardening Show of the Year!

If you love lilies join Adam for the first gardening show of the year on Ideal World TV for some amazing offers on lily bulbs and a host of other great plants. One of the nation’s favourite flowers, lilies are very easy to grow; plant them in pots or straight into the border and they will come up year after year and give you a dazzling display of flowers. Happy in sun or shade, just keep an eye out for the little red lily beetle and support them if necessary. We like to plant them in pots so that we can move them about the garden to brighten up boring areas.

Pack of 50 bulbs of ‘Lily Oriental Love Story’ for just £14.99 + P&P, absolutely REMARKABLE value!

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Get inspired!

Tune into Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 from 11am 18th January 2015

Hooray for Hampton Court!

We are delighted to have been awarded a Silver-Gilt medal for ‘The NSPCC Legacy Garden’ at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden achieved acclaim from both visitors and press alike and was runner up in the People’s Award for Best Small Garden in Show.

The garden highlights 130 years of the NSPCC with a journey through time. The garden is divided into four eras; Victorian, 1920′s, 1970′s and present day. The idea is that although garden styles change, plants change and toys change through those years one thing hasn’t changed and that is the constancy of the NSPCC fighting for protection for children. The word ‘Constant’ is carved into the bench at the centre of the garden. There are 130 messages in jam jars, some from young people who have used the services of the charity and  some from supporters, some on our legacy tree and the rest around the garden. Inspirational messages such as ‘no fear’, ‘more smiles’, ‘more sunshine, less dark’  and hopes for a better future. John Hurt’s message, see below, reads ’If you want perfection, learn to put up with less’.

Happy birthday NSPCC, it’s been an honour to create this garden for you, with the help of Conway Landscapes, who have been a big part of the project. Here’s hoping that we have drawn attention to your amazing work and have encouraged people to think about the importance of leaving a gift in your will, your own legacy, to help you continue the work that is so sadly needed.

Here’s a few pics.