A handful of homemade leafmould. Photograph:  Richard Johnston

It’s difficult to make leafmould sound sexy to someone new to gardening. Even its fungal-sounding name can be enough to make them wrinkle their nose.(...)

Jimi Blake in his west Wicklow garden, Hunting Brook. Photograph: Sean Jackson

He’s been described by the Telegraph newspaper as one of the world’s “new plant gurus” and is chums with Monty Don (the mellifluous-voiced presenter o(...)