How to become a better gardener

How to become a better gardener
How to become a better gardener2021-01-03T17:47:41+00:00

“David has the knack of passing on his wide knowledge with an infectious enthusiasm that is never overbearing.”

Alan Titchmarsh, Gardener and presenter

“David is amazingly knowledgeable about all aspects of gardening and horticulture, borne of his wide experience. I’ve been lucky enough to know and work with him for many years.”

Carol Klein, Plantswoman, author and TV presenter

“It’s always a pleasure working with David on our practical videos – he’s a great presenter and knows his subject inside out.”

Daniel Hayes, Editor, gardeners

“We first lectured at Sparsholt College in the late 1980’s – even then David showed a natural ability to communicate, had an infectious enthusiasm and cared greatly about teaching his subject to the next generation of horticulturists and gardeners.”

Rosie Yeomans, Horticultural consultant, broadcaster and lecturer

“David has years of practical experience over a vast range of gardening subjects, an irrepressible passion for plants and a desire to share that knowledge with everyone.”

Matt Biggs, Horticulturist, author and broadcaster

“Getting gardening advice from David is like getting advice from your best friend who knows a lot more about gardening than you but who never makes you feel inferior. He delivers guidance with oodles of expertise and a dash of good humour.”

Rebecca Parker, Presenter/producer, The Kitchen Garden, BBC Radio Solent


Bare-root planting makes sense

Ask most green fingered gardeners, those with the dirt ingrained up their finger nails, and they'll tell you that now's a great time to plant. Getting hardy specimens in the ground at this time of year - as long as the soil isn't frozen - means that their roots [...]

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Wet days are best for seed sowing

Whenever there are rainy days on the menu, my thoughts turn to doing some more seed sowing. I’ve got a number of packets that my dear friend Matt Biggs sent me - we’ve been swapping seeds and plants for years - and, whenever the skies turn a bit leaden [...]

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Grow Some Sunshine – raising money for NHS heroes

These are challenging times for all of us, particularly having to conform to social isolation, but any gardener will tell you that their biggest consolation is being able to nurture and grow plants that will give them hope for the future. And one of the most hopeful, happy flowers I [...]

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David Hurrion
David Hurrion
I’ve grown plants and gardened all my life, and have been lucky enough to train and work in horticulture – a subject that I’m passionate about.

And I want to share that passion for plants and gardening with you…

Learn more about gardening and improve your growing skills by coming to an event led by David

Explore the wide range of journalistic, broadcasting, tutoring and courier skills that David can offer

Read David’s musings about plants, gardening, nature, nurture, wildlife, weather, travel… and more

Discover more about the training and working career behind David’s wealth of expertise and knowledge

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