I specialise in natural history, gardening, the environment and nature writing. I’m a Guardian Country Diarist and have contributed to the forthcoming Women on Nature anthology edited by Katharine Norbury, published in May 2021. I write research and write academic papers on the poet John Clare.
I write articles (including wildlife features) for Gardeners’ World Magazine and I contribute to BBC Wildlife Magazine and RHS The Garden magazine.
I am currently writing a book exploring the natural and social history of the local landscape – an ecology of walking, observing and belonging.
The Guardian, 1 Feb 2021, Country Diary: The Kingfisher was Mesmerising – Until the Sparrowhawk Got It
Gardeners’ World Magazine, Jan 2021, Wildlife Project: How to Make Bird Food
Garden News Magazine, 5 Dec 2020, My Favourite Place
The Guardian, 9 Oct 2020, Country Diary: An Exhalation in the Alder Carr
Smallwoods Magazine, Autumn 2020, Wild Child: Interview with Patrick Barkham
Gardeners’ World Magazine, Sept 2020, ‘Veg Seeds for Free’
Gardeners’ World Magazine, Aug 2020, ‘Little Garden Adventures’
The Guardian, 17 July 2020, Country Diary: A Toxic Beauty Waits Among the Nettles
Gardeners’ World Magazine, May 2020, ‘£10 Veg Challenge’
Gardeners’ World Magazine, May 2020, ‘Little Garden Adventures’
Gardeners’ World Magazine, Feb 2020, ‘Save Our Hedgehogs’
RHS The Garden, Jan 2020, Review of Wild About Weeds
RHS The Garden, Dec 2019, ‘Taking Lessons from Red Kites’
RHS The Garden, Dec 2019, Review of The Garden Jungle
The English Garden, Nov 2019, ‘Garden City Gem’
Garden Design Journal, July 2019, Review of A Nation in Bloom
John Clare Society Journal, 2019, ‘John Clare’s Contemporaries: The Shepherd, the Wheelwright and the Housemaid’
Freelance Editor: Gardeners’ World Magazine