Beauty in decay: Plants that die nicely

When I first heard his prairie-ness Piet Oudolf say ‘I love plants that are dead’, I thought that the good man had sniffed one too many…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Get into the groove

A confession is in order. To celebrate the momentous RHS Chelsea Flower Show Centenary, I attempted to collect 100 best show memories from garden designers,…

The New Kitchen Garden: Book Review

With infectious enthusiasm and gusto tantamount to Lord Flashheart, Mark Diacono has again put quill to parchment, and produced yet another brilliant oeuvre. The New…

The wild garden: Into the woods

Too small for little Red to lose her way, too narrow to hide Rapunzel in a tower, but big enough to be enchanting. Once a…

Christmas Garland

Tights are not just for elves. No siree. Come Christmas, the humble pair of tights, can be transformed into a rather magnificent garland. All tights…

Moving house: Garden relocation

The Oxonian has moved. Fortunately, well within the county boundaries to ensure the brand name is still very much relevant, but the address has changed.…

Miami Vice bananas

No banoffee pie. No banana éclairs. No banana loaf. No banana ice cream. No, merci. With much fastidious struggling of my inner soul, I admit to…