The US Gardening Tips That Don’t work in the UK

By | Last Updated On: September 13, 2021 @ 1:00 am

James Wong from theguardian said that Iam the first to admit I’m a pain to travel with – at least if you are not interested in plants. I can’t tell you the number of friends and colleagues who have been forced to detour to garden centres, supermarkets, even out-of-town hardware stores all over the world so I can learn all I can from how local people garden.

Writing this column while on a filming trip in North America, I am reminded of how many stateside garden practices are frequently recommended for growers in the UK, sometimes with great horticultural merit, but often, in our far cooler and milder summer climate, not so much. So here is my letter home on three seemingly ingenious American gardening ideas that are perhaps best left on the other side of the Atlantic.

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