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.
January is the time to begin planning a new growing year, and poring over a seed catalogue or two is the perfect way to while away an evening.
There's nothing quite like a well manicured lawn, and how you cut it and clear the clippings can make a huge impact on how it looks.
Thyme is a wonderful herb, and to keep it growing at it's best it needs attention and feeding just like any other plant in the garden.
My pest problems are nothing compared to what my friend Andrew is dealing with - the non-native Muntjac Deer.
Are you one of those people who dump their lawn clippings and leaves at the recycling centre? If so stop, and turn it into compost instead.
Tulips are a must have flower for any garden, and if you plant them my way, you've get years of colour. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
December seems an unlikely month for doing jobs in the garden, but a few hours spent on a drier day will give you a head start for next year.
We're back at the pond and yes, the hard work has paid off. Hardy weeds will prevail for sometime to come but I have a plan.
It maybe Autumn, but the flowers in this border demonstrate that with careful planning and the right maintenance, gardens just keep giving.
With proper care - from planting to pruning, and protection from pests and disease - you can enjoy the beauty of a rose plant for decades.
Clearing this pond of several years of over growth wasn't an easy task, but the end result was well worthwhile.
A hedge can be a thing of beauty, but as anything in the garden, left too long and it can quickly become overgrown.
Stihl make some of the best power tools for gardeners and landscapers, and here's David demonstrating the latest additions.
The flowers of a Cyclamen hederifolium come before the leaf, and what beautiful flowers they are.
The flowers may have gone but the seeds on these plants are so attractive it would be a shame to cut them.
The changing of the clocks means Autumn has arrived, and it's a great time to get some roses and soft fruit bushes planted into the garden.
Runner beans are one of my garden favourites but I don't pick all the beans that grow, some I leave to become next years plants.
The slugs and caterpillars continue to thrive after what has been a very wet Summer, leaving my red cabbage feature looking very sorry for itself.
Watering borders and beds can be a chore, but a soaker hose gets it done quickly - giving you more time to enjoy your garden.
The weather may have started to cool, but there's still time to add colour to your garden and get some winter vegetables and salad started.
I'm a fan of ornamental grass, and Molinium is my favourite. If you're thinking of adding Molinium to your garden, be careful with what you chose.
No, it's not a crocus although it's often mistaken as a crocus. It's called Colchium, and it's a flower that brightens any autumnal garden.
You'll find most Aeoniums as house plants but this specimen is planted in a regular garden amongst Sedum. It really does look stunning.
When you take on an allotment, you have no idea what has been planted by the previous plot holder. Take a look at what Andrew found on his.
Hedges can take an age to become established, but Bob and I planted this hedge in record time. Find out how we did it.
There's a technique to deadheading Geraniums. Get it wrong and you invite disease into the plant. Here, I'm showing you the right way to do it.
When fungus grows on a sleeper, it's just doing what it's meant to do - breaking down dead organic matter and returning it to the soil.
September is now upon us, and there's a lot to do to keep it looking at it's best, and to prepare it for next season.
It maybe a dull and damp Bank Holiday, but Andrew's busy on the allotment. The brassicas are looking sad but everything else is looking good!