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.

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Ken’s Weekly Tips – Simplify your watering with a soaker hose

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Simplify your watering with a soaker hose

Watering borders and beds can be a chore, but a soaker hose gets it done quickly - giving you more time to enjoy your garden.

It’s October, and it’s time to get in the garden and start on those Autumn jobs

It’s October, and it’s time to get in the garden and start on those Autumn jobs

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.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Molinia – A wonderful ornamental grass

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Molinia – A wonderful ornamental grass

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.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Colchium, a marvel amongst plants

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Colchium, a marvel amongst plants

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.

Gardening With Ken – Aeonium. A stunning plant that looks to be made of metal.

Gardening With Ken – Aeonium. A stunning plant that looks to be made of metal.

You'll find most Aeoniums as house plants but this specimen is planted in a regular garden amongst Sedum. It really does look stunning.

From the Allotment – A most unusual planting

From the Allotment – A most unusual planting

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.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – How to create an established hedge. Fast!

Ken’s Weekly Tips – How to create an established hedge. Fast!

Hedges can take an age to become established, but Bob and I planted this hedge in record time. Find out how we did it.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – The Right Way To Deadhead A Geranium

Ken’s Weekly Tips – The Right Way To Deadhead A Geranium

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.

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with fungus on sleepers

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with fungus on sleepers

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.

It’s September, and it’s another busy month in the garden.

It’s September, and it’s another busy month in the garden.

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.

From the Allotment – The caterpillars have left their mark

From the Allotment – The caterpillars have left their mark

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!

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!

Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!

Pennisetum forms a compact low mound, and it produces lasting brush-like flowers in late summer, and it works brilliantly in these beds.