The Lush Garden Design Blog
The blog features news, projects and garden-related writing from Keith and Anna Barker.
We spent a year as gardening agony aunts, writing a column called “Tips from the Potting Shed”.read more
How many of us have piled on a few pounds over the holiday season? I know I have. How many more have pledged to join their local gym to get back into shape? Well, if you have a garden there is no need. The time you'd spend at the gym could be spent in your garden, and...read more
Our family break in Edinburgh turns into a busman’s holiday with a trip to the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden.read more
With some careful planning there are many flowers and shrubs that will fill your garden with autumn colour.read more
Read Anna’s 7 tips on how to create perfect hanging baskets every time.read more
We work with some lovely people, and they have some lovely things about us…read more
You’ve seen them in public parks and on roundabouts. You’ve seen them outside council buildings, spelling out slogans of civic pride and shaped into lurid municipal crests. Loud and needy, demanding to be the centre of attention, they are bedding plants – the spoilt...read more
Back in the Autumn, whilst up to my eyes in work, I received an invitation to deliver a talk to a small group of ladies. I accepted without hesitation, secure in the knowledge that I’d have ages to prepare – the event was not taking place until the following March....read more
Gardening is back on the national curriculum, and that can only be good news for the next generation of horticulturalists.read more
We take a look back to a time when a single tulip bulb literally cost a small fortuneread more
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