Published Articles To Date

Example article from the Guardian Weekend

I've contributed to national newspapers, lifestyle and specialist magazines, and lots of websites and blogs. 

Here's a list of my work to date. Just like my blog, the range of subjects I'm commissioned to write about is broad.

National Newspapers

The Guardian Weekend:

The Independent
 (with Victoria Summerley):

Lifestyle and Specialist Magazines

Green Places magazine book review
GMG News (Garden Media Guild's quarterly magazine):
Green Places magazine book reviews*
  • Biophilic Cities - July 2011
  • Kidland - September 2011
  • Woodland creation for wildlife and people in a changing climate - October 2011
  • Designing for Play - November 2011
  • Designing with Microclimate - December 2011 
  • Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Home Owners - February 2012
  • London 2012 - The Sustainable Olympics - March 2012
  • Botany for Landscape Architects - April 2012
  • The Vertical Garden - May 2012
  • The Planting Design Handbook - June 2012
* = a pdf of the first 8 reviews is available here.

Herbs magazine:

Plant Heritage - Suffolk Group Journal:

Wiltshire Life magazine:
  • The Olympic Challenge is Personal for Smiths - August 2012

Wiltshire magazine:
  • Wool, Tennis Balls and Boats - April 2011
  • A Town Reinvented - June 2011
  • Fine Dining in England's Prettiest Village - December 2011
  • Future Farmers - February 2012
  • Down on the FarmApril 2012
  • Down on the Farm - June 2012
  • Calves, Lemons and Industry - August 2012
  • People and Power: Trowbridge - October 2012
  • Horatio's Garden - February 2013
  • Minibeast Marvels - June 2013

Websites and blogs

BBC Gardening blog:

Gabriel Ash blog (link to my author page and articles) - NB some of the following links or accompanying images are temporarily unavailable whilst Gabriel Ash reorganise their website:

Garden Furniture Centre blog:

Garlic and Sapphire (Sarah Raven's company blog)

Reader's Digest:

The Guardian Gardening blog:

thinkinGardens book reviews:

Social Media and Online Management

  • Garden Media Guild - set up and maintained the Guild's Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts + articles re social media in their quarterly newsletter - Feb 2012 to December 2015
  • Connect Group's Community Link-Up blog management and author - Dec 2011 to January 2018
  • West Green House Garden's online PR (Website/newsletter editor, plus news/views of the garden on Twitter and Facebook) - May 2015 to July 2017
  • Pewsham Belles WI website management - August 2017 to present


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