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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.

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!

Get busy in the garden
Posted on January 24 2014 at 2:07:31

Hannah Genders suggests some must-do jobs for the month ahead.

Getting Bromsgrowing!
Posted on January 24 2014 at 1:35:31

An independent growing initiative is aiming to transform the landscape of Bromsgrove’s green spaces, turning them into free food centres and wildlife havens.

Caring for your garden
Posted on November 29 2013 at 2:08:17

Since opening in 2009, North Worcestershire Lawn & Garden Equipment has proved popular with local garden enthusiasts – and its continuing success has led to a second expansion into even larger premises.

Inspired by Cornish garden
Posted on November 29 2013 at 2:04:20

Hannah Genders visits a woodland garden full of sub-tropical planting.

A very English show
Posted on October 21 2013 at 2:00:22

Hannah Genders revels in the sights and sounds of a traditional country fair.

Littleheath at Christmas
Posted on October 20 2013 at 1:06:22

Littleheath Garden Centre is looking better than ever as staff look forward to the future and prepare for a popular Christmas event in aid of a local charity.

Top trees for colour
Posted on September 20 2013 at 1:15:34

Hannah Genders makes a list of her favourites.

Butterfly borders
Posted on August 19 2013 at 1:14:47

Hannah Genders plans a biodiverse wildlife haven.

More from Marlbrook
Posted on June 28 2013 at 2:00:44

Dave Morgan points out the many and varied attractions on display at Marlbrook Gardens.

Chelsea celebrates
Posted on June 27 2013 at 2:04:44

Hannah Genders picks out three of her favourites at Chelsea Flower Show.

Withybed wonderland
Posted on June 27 2013 at 1:56:44

The gardeners of Withybed Green, Alvechurch, threw open their gates on a glorious Sunday afternoon last month to raise money for National Garden Scheme charities.

The hidden hamlet
Posted on May 20 2013 at 11:43:19

Dave Morgan gives a sneak preview of garden secrets about to be revealed . . .

Using the woodland
Posted on May 20 2013 at 11:59:19

Hannah Genders describes the work that went into her latest garden.

The magic of Malvern
Posted on April 21 2013 at 1:37:17

Hannah Genders plans a sustainable garden for the Spring Show.

The generation gain
Posted on April 20 2013 at 1:33:17

To people in Bromsgrove and beyond, the name “Frank Hedges” is synonymous with tradition, family values and excellent customer care.

Inspirational gardens
Posted on April 20 2013 at 1:16:17

Dave Morgan suggests some diary dates for visiting local gardens this summer.

Make an appointment!
Posted on March 17 2013 at 3:24:33

Dave Morgan suggests some diary dates for visiting local gardens this summer.

Natural nuptials
Posted on March 16 2013 at 3:29:27

Hannah Genders visits a nursery supplying organic wedding flowers as well as veg.

Sowing and growing
Posted on February 16 2013 at 11:58:17

Hannah Genders gives some hints on growing veg in a crop rotation system.

Art of Zen gardening
Posted on January 20 2013 at 2:33:38

Hannah Genders is inspired by an Oriental garden in Yorkshire.

Eco house fruition
Posted on November 20 2012 at 2:48:11

Hannah Genders completes her work on a major garden design project in Lyme Regis.

Growing healthy options
Posted on October 22 2012 at 11:56:56

Hannah Genders works with local schoolchildren to promote the joys of producing your own food.

My fruit garden
Posted on September 17 2012 at 2:03:24

Hannah Genders provides an update on her new plot . . .

Gardens open in the dark
Posted on August 20 2012 at 12:58:25

Gardening is an inherently daytime occupation, so it would seem logical that visiting gardens should also be something you did in the daylight.

The rose man
Posted on August 19 2012 at 12:42:25

Hannah Genders chats to ‘The Rose Man’ of Alvechurch in his colourful garden.

Littleheath’s own Mr Grey
Posted on August 18 2012 at 1:01:25

Littleheath Garden Centre has tapped into the runaway success of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by creating a grey-themed display of products . . . complete with their very own “Mr Grey”!

Fight back against honey fungus
Posted on July 01 2012 at 11:21:19

Bartlett Tree Experts offer advice on eradicating fungi.

The soul of Chelsea
Posted on June 27 2012 at 11:26:12

Hannah Genders discovers Jubilee exhibits and a special charity garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Second chance Sunday
Posted on June 27 2012 at 11:08:12

Missed a local garden open day? You have a second chance, writes David Morgan.

Talent in the garden
Posted on May 20 2012 at 2:29:37

Britain may have talent, but Alvechurch has gardens, writes David Morgan.

Rules of attraction
Posted on May 18 2012 at 2:23:37

Hannah Genders advises on ways to bring bees and butterflies to the garden.

Drought and aphids
Posted on April 22 2012 at 2:15:00

Bartlett Tree Experts point out two of the dangers to plants and trees this spring.

Seeds of the future. . .
Posted on April 20 2012 at 2:12:00

Hannah Genders gets involved in an exotic project in the name of charity.

More to offer
Posted on April 20 2012 at 2:25:00

David Morgan points out some of the unusual features in local gardens opening for the NGS.

From pigs to plants
Posted on March 24 2012 at 3:54:17

David Morgan visits a former farm that’s evolved into a wedding venue with beautiful gardens.

My April vegetable garden
Posted on March 23 2012 at 9:56:35

Hannah Genders takes us through her plans for growing plenty of vegetables this spring.

Pumpkin parade revival
Posted on March 19 2012 at 10:07:35

Many readers will remember the Burcot Pumpkin Parade that used to be held in Burcot village to celebrate Halloween. It is five or six years since the last parade took place, but Neil and Nicci Gow from Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre think it’s time the tradition was resurrected!

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