Jean Vernon

Author bio:

Jean Vernon

Jean Vernon is a slightly quirky, bee friendly, alternative gardener. She doesn’t follow the rules and likes to push the boundaries a bit just to see what happens. She has a fascination for odd plants, especially edibles and a keen interest in growing for pollinators especially bees. She’s rather obsessed with the little buzzers. Telegraph Gardening Correspondent, mostly testing and trialing products and Editor-In-Chief for Richard Jackson’s Garden.

There are 173 articles by Jean:

Winning with Flower Power

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Retired horticulturist Les Coombs has used Flower Power since it was first introduced ten years ago. This year he has won six first prizes for his garden. Here’s his story.


Winter bird care

Posted on in Wildlife Watch

The garden is rich in autumn fruit, seeds, nuts and berries and also insects, but competition is fierce. Here are 5 ways to help the birds over winter.

Five ways with houseleeks

Posted on in Garden Inspiration

Houseleeks (or sempervivums) are really easy to grow, hardy and come in a fantastic variety. Jean Vernon suggests five ways of growing these fabulous plants.