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 168 articles by Jean:



Posted on in Wildlife Watch

Foxes are as much a part of our UK wildlife as any other creature, says Jean Vernon

Composting Leaf Sacks from Netherwallop Trading

5 ways to collect leaves

Posted on in Fab Five

Make the most of fallen leaves this autumn by gathering them up and turn them into beautiful leaf mould. Here are 5 ways to collect the leaves.


Planting bulbs

Posted on in Advice and Tips

Bulbs are one of the easiest things to grow in a garden. Plant them in the autumn for spectacular spring flowers.

Darlac DP744 Super Classic Ratchet Pruner

What’s your top gardening tip?

Posted on in Advice and Tips

In July this year we ran a competition on Facebook and Twitter asking for gardening tips. We had dozens of great ones, so we thought we’d share some of them with you.