4 Poofs and a Piano Go Gardening

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The group, 4 Poofs and a Piano, shot to fame as the house band on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross between 2001 and 2010.  The group, David Wickenden, Stephen De Martin, David Roper and Ian […]

Duncan ‘Digs’ Swimming!

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Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist , Duncan Goodhew (MBE) surprised me a little by explaining his earliest memory of swimming involves his father and a JCB. “My father dug up the tennis court in our garden […]

Julian Clary’s Secret Love

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Comedian and author, Julian Clary credits his father for his knowledge and love of gardening.  “My father tried to introduce me to manly pursuits like car mechanics and decorating but gardening was the only one […]

Shazia Mirza Supports Trees For Cities

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Stand up comedienne and writer, Shazia Mirza’s  first gardening experience gave her quite a shock.  “I moved into a house in Hampstead with a lovely garden and big lawn about 3 years ago.  It was […]

Hats Off to Alex Jones on The One Show

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It’ll be great to watch Welsh girl Alex Jones takes her place on The One Show tonight.   I found her natural interest in people and  friendly manner endearing and ‘reassuring’ as I got to know […]

WI Calendar Girl Talks about Gardening

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Yorkshire based Pilates teacher, Tricia Stewart is better known as the woman responsible for creating the world famous Alternative WI Calendar which has raised over 2 million pounds for Leukaemia Research.   As Miss October, Tricia […]

Blaenau Gwent in Bloom … contd!

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Despite heavy rain and high winds last night, gardens in Blaenau Gwent are still looking bloomin’ marvellous. The school entries are continuing to amaze me. The children are so enthusiastic about ‘growing their own’ and some […]

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