On Sunday I was lucky enough to go to BBC Radio Solent’s studios in Southampton with Barry and Jamie from The Green Shed. We were invited by the producer of the radio station’s gardening show ‘The Good Life’ for a live interview to talk about The Green Shed, how the project came about, and what it offers and how gardening and recycling projects are good forms of therapy. You can listen again to the show with Georgie Windsor if you follow this link: The Good Life.

Talking of therapy, this week, now that all the Christmas displays are finished and open, Louise and I have been able to get back to gardening, or rather giving gardening advice. This week it’s been on everything from how to deal with overwintering geraniums, to writing an article for The County Magazine on the alternatives to a Christmas tree – yes such a thing does exist and is very popular!!

Other news this week is that The Orangery (a beautiful oak extension to the existing Engine Room Restaurant) at Poundbury Gardens is almost ready. The team is giving it a few finishing touches ready for the launch next week. Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening; there will be a free drink for everyone, canapés, and even a free prize draw all weekend where you can enter to win some great prizes including £100 worth of Christmas decorations, £50 worth of plants, a luxury food hamper and much more. We’ll be celebrating from 5.30pm – 8.00pm and look forward to welcoming you.