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Jim Cable

Freelance garden writer

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a Kew-trained gardener who has worked in horticulture for 23 years including as deputy head gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden and head gardener at Croxteth Hall walled garden, Liverpool. I have written a monthly gardening column for the Church Times for the past 8 years and regularly contributed to Guardian Weekend and The English Garden magazines. First and foremost a plantsman my own garden is a fusion of Mediterranean and cottage style planting in rural Staffordshire.

Portfolio

Garden Design Journal

Garden Design Journal
06/01/2020
Abiding Love

A nurseryman's view of baptisias

Gardening Which?

Gardening Which?
01/01/2020
A Lawn-free Garden

A rural Staffordshire garden that eschews grass

Financial Times

Financial Times
06/29/2019
A tribute set in stones

A gravel garden designed by a colleague of Beth Chatto in her honour

Guardian Weekend

Garden News

The English Garden

The English Garden
01/16/2020
Coming up Roses

Garden worthy members of the rose family

The English Garden
04/17/2019
Labour of love

The Dorothy Clive Garden

Church Times

Church Times
11/24/2017
Simply stems

A winter cutting garden

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