Welcome to Gardening With Ken!

Gardening With Ken is my blog where you will find gardening hints, tips and advice, as well as design ideas.
I've been gardening for over 50 years and have won awards for my work.

The Latest Posts

Pruning a Mahonia Charity

Pruning a Mahonia Charity

What a beautiful plant the Mahonia Charity is with it's distinctive leaves and seed pods but this one is long overdue a prune.

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Gardening With Ken Podcast – May 2021

This month I answer questions on Phlomis and flea beetles on Hollyhocks, advise on what to plant in a tree stump, and provide a list of flowers and shrubs suitable for growing in heavy clay soils.

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How and When to Prune Viburnum

Learn the best way to prune Viburnum. Discover what tools you need, when it's the best time to prune, and how to do it.

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Get Your Garden Ready for Summer – 10-Tips for your Garden this month

June is one of the best months to be in the garden. Find out how you can get started on turning your garden from dull to dazzling by reading our top ten tips.

Gardening in Spring – Vegetables and Flowers to brighten your garden

Gardening in Spring – Vegetables and Flowers to brighten your garden

Don’t forget to ‘dead head’ your bulbs

Don’t forget to ‘dead head’ your bulbs

Are you sowing too early?

Are you sowing too early?

Many gardeners chop and change seed supplier each year looking for better results. But why? Ken thinks it's the sowing date that matters.

Summer Bedding Ideas to Brighten Your Garden

Summer Bedding Ideas to Brighten Your Garden

Summer bedding can be to gardener a palette of oil paint to an artist. Ken Crowther shares his secrets to turn your garden into a riot of colour.

Getting Started with Raised Bed Gardening

Getting Started with Raised Bed Gardening

Raised beds are an easy way to add growing space to your garden. Ken Crowther shares his thoughts on the best way to get started.

It’s time to get those seeds planted

It’s time to get those seeds planted

Spring is rapidly approaching so it's time to get those seeds planted. But what to plant and when? Ken's got all the advice you need.