Wednesday July 06 2022



TheVillage Gardening

The Village magazine carries many articles on gardening - see if anything here takes your interest. If you're after articles by our columnist, Hannah Genders, this link will narrow down the list.

Garden jobs for March
Posted on February 27 2020 at 2:34:24

Hannah Genders offers some tips for getting your garden spring-ready.

What can I do for biodiversity?
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:25:32

Mary Green provides 10 ways to ‘think global, act local’.

No-dig gardening
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:23:32

Hannah Genders peers into the future of gardening.

Keep the Christmas spirit
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:00:56

Dave Morgan suggests extending the season of goodwill by supporting local gardens open for charity next year.

A modern kitchen garden
Posted on September 30 2019 at 11:29:08

Hannah Genders creates an al fresco cooking area.

Healing from the hedgerow
Posted on August 30 2019 at 9:42:47

Hannah Genders meets an expert on healing plants.

In-between gardening
Posted on July 29 2019 at 12:55:36

Hannah Genders advises on garden jobs to tackle in August. 

Garden triumph for Dan
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:17:26

A village garden designer has won a prestigious award for the show garden he built at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

Future of growing
Posted on June 30 2019 at 12:53:26

Hannah Genders visits two Chelsea show gardens with an educational message.

Eco, green and growing
Posted on May 30 2019 at 9:54:30

Hannah Genders reports on her latest feature at the Malvern Show.

Busy month of growing
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:00:04

Hannah Genders explains how to get the best out of your veg, and looks forward to the Malvern Show.

Natural water swimming
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:25:25

Hannah Genders explains the benefits of an all-natural pool.

All things green and growing
Posted on February 25 2019 at 1:44:34

Hannah Genders looks forward to another busy Malvern Show.

Don’t miss a garden treat
Posted on January 31 2019 at 10:31:49

Dave Morgan looks ahead to garden openings across the Village area.

Why nature knows best
Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:20:14

Hannah Genders looks back over the growing year.

Autumn delights
Posted on October 30 2018 at 1:42:54

Plant photographer Judy Lawrance shares her ideas on some colourful places to visit this season.

Perfect planters
Posted on September 30 2018 at 12:36:30

Judy Lawrance, flower photographer, shares ideas for the next growing season.

Great British blooms
Posted on August 31 2018 at 11:56:19

Keen garden photographer Judy Lawrance shares some of her favourite locally-grown flowers.

Start growing your own
Posted on June 30 2018 at 10:12:21

Philip Aubury, organiser of Alvechurch Open Gardens, offers expert tips on growing veg and salad.

Time to enjoy your garden
Posted on May 29 2018 at 1:40:10

Philip Aubury, organiser of Alvechurch Open Gardens, offers advice on getting your garden ready for summer.

Where Next’s new era
Posted on April 30 2018 at 3:11:55

John Williams, president of charity Where Next, explains why its work is still so important.

Music, wine & sweet scented flowers . . .
Posted on April 30 2018 at 2:55:55

Evening opening for cottage garden full of colour and interest.

New recruits join regulars
Posted on April 30 2018 at 2:57:55

Dave Morgan looks forward to the bi-annual opening of diverse gardens in Alvechurch.

Perfect for all occasions
Posted on April 30 2018 at 1:31:34

In the two years since it opened, The Potting Shed café and restaurant at Singletons Nurseries has proved a hit with its tasty homemade food and relaxed atmosphere.

Orchards and community
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:04:04

Hannah Genders introduces a special project celebrating our county’s fruit-growing.

Making a woodland
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:45:13

Hannah Genders suggests ways to create a wild garden area.

Ready for a new season
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:26:45

Hannah Genders suggests some jobs as spring approaches.

Trio of new garden entries
Posted on December 31 2017 at 3:39:49

The bi-annual Alvechurch Open Gardens event will take place again in 2018, with a group of interesting gardens open to the public over the weekend of June 23 and 24.

Looking forward
Posted on December 31 2017 at 3:33:49

Dave Morgan, county organiser for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), suggests ways to plan for the warmer weather.

Being bold in the garden
Posted on November 27 2017 at 11:30:18

Hannah Genders helps clients ‘go for it’ with a new design.

A time to review
Posted on October 31 2017 at 5:00:16

Hannah Genders makes plans for the coming year.

House of healing
Posted on September 29 2017 at 12:15:15

Hannah Genders visits a historic house and garden.

Perfect time for projects
Posted on August 31 2017 at 12:50:58

If you’re planning to get your garden growing again, now is the ideal month, says Hannah Genders.

The Bard’s back yard
Posted on July 31 2017 at 3:49:42

Hannah Genders visits a newly-restored garden in Stratford.

Battle for a beautiful garden
Posted on July 31 2017 at 3:37:42

Dave Morgan describes the difficulties caused by wildlife and weather.

Greening grey Britain
Posted on June 30 2017 at 12:02:46

Hannah Genders explores a garden project that aims to add greenery to our urban spaces.

A garden for the senses
Posted on June 30 2017 at 11:10:46

Village care home unveils vibrant new garden to help residents enjoy time outdoors.

Top 10 at Malvern
Posted on May 30 2017 at 2:49:10

Hannah Genders reports on her experience at Malvern Show.

Taking care of trees
Posted on April 30 2017 at 2:48:13

We are lucky to have so many beautiful trees in our villages – but sometimes they need a bit of extra looking-after, or even removal if they have become unsafe.

Just add water
Posted on April 30 2017 at 10:24:13

Hannah Genders helps create a natural lake in Burcot.

Incredible edibles
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:39:42

Hannah Genders visits an urban food-growing project in Bristol.

Sow seeds of summer
Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:13:22

Hannah Genders suggests ways to get your garden ready for the year ahead.

Magic of Alhambra
Posted on January 30 2017 at 3:27:08

Hannah Genders tours some unusual gardens while on a cycling holiday in Spain.

Resolutions for a year in the garden
Posted on December 28 2016 at 1:52:56

Dave Morgan suggests a few ideas to improve your garden for 2017.

A garden for Finlay
Posted on November 28 2016 at 1:27:40

Hannah Genders adds planting to a very special creative project.

The oaks of Crete
Posted on October 31 2016 at 2:26:07

Hannah Genders explores an ancient forest in the mountains.

It’s time to sparkle!
Posted on October 31 2016 at 2:22:07

Whether you’re three or ninety-three, the thing we all love about Christmas is the sparkle, writes Nicci Gow.

Farm for the future
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:48:05

Hannah Genders visits a farm that benefits the community.

Top service for gardens
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:45:05

Looking after your garden during autumn and winter couldn’t be easier with assistance from North Worcestershire Lawn & Garden Equipment, which offers a full range of top-quality machinery as well as servicing and repairs.

Time to plan & plant
Posted on August 30 2016 at 3:51:22

Hannah Genders explains why September is a perfect month.

Look how we’ve grown!
Posted on August 30 2016 at 1:28:22

Many readers will be familiar with Singletons Nurseries at Lydiate Ash, which has been supplying top quality home-grown plants and produce for almost 70 years – and now the family-run business has another string to its bow in the shape of an on-site restaurant.

Explosion of colour
Posted on August 30 2016 at 9:32:22

Of all the things you grow in your garden, spring flowering bulbs must be the easiest, most rewarding and colourful, writes Nicci Gow.

Penstemon power
Posted on July 31 2016 at 3:13:26

Hannah Genders revamps a sustainably-sourced garden.

Gardening through the generations
Posted on July 31 2016 at 11:19:26

When Di Morgan opens her Marlbrook garden for the National Gardens Scheme in August she will be following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather as a third-generation Worcestershire gardener.

Open garden party
Posted on June 27 2016 at 12:39:26

A Marlbrook garden enthusiast who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago is hosting a special summer garden party in aid of the Parkinson’s UK charity.

Made in Chelsea
Posted on June 27 2016 at 12:34:26

Hannah Genders discovers two special show gardens.

The power of the sun
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:15:51

We have had a few lovely days of weather already this year, tantalising us with a taste of what we all hope will be a summer filled with plenty of sunshine and not too many showers, writes Nicci Gow.

Centre stage
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:10:06

Hannah Genders celebrates the diversity of the Malvern Show.

The Queen of climbers
Posted on April 30 2016 at 2:56:32

May! What a glorious month! Spring is well underway and the delicious promise of summer is tantalisingly close, writes Nicci Gow.

Garden festival
Posted on April 30 2016 at 3:25:32

Hannah Genders prepares a stage garden for the Malvern Show.

Veg out in the garden
Posted on March 31 2016 at 11:28:36

Hannah Genders offers top tips for growing great produce this year.

Get your garden right
Posted on March 31 2016 at 11:26:36

Well, spring has sprung and for many of us this will be the first time for a few months that we have given much thought to the garden, writes Nicci Gow

Garden to help hospice
Posted on March 31 2016 at 9:09:29

Bromsgrove’s Primrose Hospice is hoping to raise both funds and awareness by entering its first-ever show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May. 

A sustainable space
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:47:14

Hannah Genders finalises one of her favourite garden projects.

Get ready for spring
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:23:41

Hannah Genders suggests jobs that need doing in February.

Give a welcome to wildlife
Posted on December 23 2015 at 1:45:43

Hannah Genders advises on how to make gardens more diverse.

The ‘To Do’ List
Posted on November 30 2015 at 1:09:37

Dave Morgan prepares to do his garden chores for winter. . .

Perfect time for pruning
Posted on November 02 2015 at 1:13:58

Hannah Genders advises on how to care for soft fruit.

Sustainable living
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:36:04

Hannah Genders revisits an eco- house and garden project.

How to make a wildflower meadow
Posted on September 01 2015 at 3:09:20

Hannah Genders offers advice on creating a biodiverse area.

Summer jobs
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:33:38

Hannah Genders on how to care for your garden during August.

Life beyond Chelsea
Posted on June 28 2015 at 11:22:44

Hannah Genders admires gardens that will continue to delight long after the show’s over.

Lost and found
Posted on June 28 2015 at 11:04:16

A year ago, National Gardens Scheme County Organiser Dave Morgan appealed via this very magazine for what he termed “The Lost Gardens of Burcot” to consider opening under the charitable scheme.

Garden arrival
Posted on May 28 2015 at 3:30:54

Hannah Genders shows us around her award-winning “journey garden” at the Malvern Spring Show.

Here comes the sun!
Posted on May 28 2015 at 3:27:54

As the sun sinks down and the glow of evening arrives, your garden invites you to relax.

It’s all about contrast
Posted on April 29 2015 at 3:14:34

Dave Morgan introduces the two very different gardens opening in Burcot for the first time under the National Gardens Scheme.

Enjoy your May garden
Posted on April 29 2015 at 9:28:34

Hannah Genders gets ready for a busy month planting flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Hello, summer!
Posted on April 29 2015 at 8:44:34

Whatever else your garden means to you, at Fresh we think it should be a place to relax, unwind and enjoy some quality time with family and friends, writes Nicci Gow of Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre.

Downsizing. . .  into the garden
Posted on March 30 2015 at 10:51:12

Hannah Genders introduces one of her favourite projects – a garden to go with an eco-house.

The journey garden
Posted on February 28 2015 at 11:46:23

Hannah Genders describes the creation of a special garden for the Malvern Show.

Jobs in February
Posted on February 01 2015 at 2:12:24

Hannah Genders shares top tips to get your garden ready for the months ahead.

New Year, new garden. . .
Posted on December 30 2014 at 2:11:02

Dave Morgan suggests ways to improve your outdoor space without spending a fortune.

Christmas rose
Posted on November 27 2014 at 3:25:33

Hannah Genders shares the story behind one of her favourite flowers.

Natural swimming
Posted on October 25 2014 at 11:13:03

Hannah Genders describes the process of building a natural swimming pool.

East is. . . eats
Posted on September 29 2014 at 3:34:07

Hannah Genders checks out an innovative food-growing scheme in the city centre.

Guided only by nature
Posted on September 03 2014 at 1:28:43

Hannah Genders takes on a special garden using organic principles.

Lighting up the night
Posted on September 03 2014 at 1:24:43

Dave Morgan explains how a magical garden display will benefit those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Glorious guilt trip
Posted on July 25 2014 at 1:12:12

It was that time of year for all those with boring or unloved gardens to feel pangs of envy as they perused a selection of village plots oozing with vibrant life, colour and cultivation.

Big bike adventure
Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:26:12

Hannah Genders shares the story of her charity cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Lost gardens of Burcot
Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:14:12

Dave Morgan encourages proud garden owners in Burcot (and other local villages) to show off their hard work under the National Gardens Scheme.

Bright young things
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:14:33

Hannah Genders enjoys viewing the Chelsea show gardens created by young designers.

Finstall gardens on fine form
Posted on June 29 2014 at 9:55:33

Folk from Bromsgrove and beyond flocked to the Finstall Open Gardens event, taking the opportunity to stroll around the pretty village, chat to friends and neighbours and visit the many diverse gardens on show.

Beyond the boundary
Posted on June 29 2014 at 9:35:33

Dave Morgan suggests visiting some unusual Open Gardens further afield in Worcestershire.

Gold standard
Posted on May 27 2014 at 2:33:17

Hannah Genders picks a favourite garden at this year’s Malvern Spring Show.

Welcome to Wonderland
Posted on May 27 2014 at 2:29:17

Dave Morgan describes some of the treats in store for children and adults in our local Open Gardens.

Giving something back
Posted on April 22 2014 at 1:21:15

Hannah Genders plans a cycle challenge to help small businesses in Peru and elsewhere.

Gardens are good for you
Posted on April 21 2014 at 1:17:15

Dave Morgan explains the many benefits of the National Gardens Scheme.

Room with a view
Posted on March 21 2014 at 11:18:04

Hannah Genders oversees the construction of a wooden roundhouse.

Cake and couture
Posted on March 20 2014 at 11:25:04

Staff at Little Heath Garden Centre in Lickey End have organised a special spring event in support of people affected by cancer.

Planting a woodland
Posted on February 20 2014 at 1:00:02

Hannah Genders describes how to add some colour and cut down on the mowing!