Jean Vernon

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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.
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There are 186 articles by Jean:

Nesting birds

Posted on in Wildlife Watch

There’s a real energy in the spring garden, from the frantic activity as our feathered friends start to nest. It can start as early as February in a mild spring, but my mid-March nesting season is usually well and truly upon us.

easter eggs

Easter egg hunting

Posted on in Gardens to visit

Easter egg hunts are going on all around the country now with school holidays coming up. Here are five gardens with a special egg treasure hunt.

Spring gardens to visit in Cornwall

Posted on in Gardens to visit

If you are fed up with the winter blues, head down south towards Cornwall for a host of great gardens that are already bursting with spring interest and colour.

Moles in the garden

Posted on in Wildlife Watch

Mention moles to most gardeners and the conversation immediately turns to lawns. Lovely swaths of manicured lawn punctuated by vast and numerous mounds of freshly, finely tilled soil.