Old tools are best? Try cutting your hedge with your grandad’s shears, once you’ve sharpened them and if you can lift them
Gardening is bound up in nostalgia, with images of rustic Victorian kitchen plots and people scything meadows creating the impression the world of horticulture is a period drama. And while many traditions are backed by science, some may be more of a hindrance. Here are the three pieces of received horticultural wisdom I hear most frequently – and which don’t stand the test of time.
In many cases non-native plants provide better food and habitat for our wildlife than natives