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 193 articles by Jean:

ladybird larva

Ladybird larvae

Posted on in Friend or Foe?

The black and orange ladybird larvae are a strange sight to see in the garden, but they are a gardener’s friend – devouring a massive amount of bugs before pupating in summer and emerging as ladybirds.

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower cordial

Posted on in Freshly Picked Recipe

Make this delicious elderflower cordial from flowers in the hedgerow. Jean Vernon offers a simple way to make a fabulous summer refresher.

Five great garden peonies

Posted on in Plants

Whether you are a cut flower fan, or just love the big blousy blooms of peonies, they are fabulous garden plants.