Craig Revel Hor­wood

Gardeners' World - - On The Cover -

What is your gar­den like?

A big mix of plants, in­doors and out. We grow veg­eta­bles, hardy trop­i­cal plants and plenty that are from Aus­tralia, like me. My part­ner is a Kew-trained gar­dener, but the gar­den is our baby, so we re­ally do both look after it.

How do you rate your gar­den­ing?

I would be lucky to get 2/10, but I’m learn­ing so much. I’m so im­pressed with the range of plants we can grow here in our eight acres of English coun­try­side.

Have you al­ways had a big gar­den?

For a long time, while liv­ing in the city, I only had a small gar­den, with just a few plants, pots and a trick­ling wa­ter fea­ture that I named Kelly Brook.

Have you en­joyed de­sign­ing?

To me the gar­den is a stage, I am al­ways cre­at­ing, di­rect­ing and chore­ograph­ing when out­side plant­ing and work­ing in it.

Which plant is fab­u­lous?

Agaves! We have one that is mas­sive.

Ad­vice for those new to gar­den­ing?

Know your plants. You could have an in­cred­i­ble plant, but if con­di­tions aren’t right, no amount of love will save it.

Plans for the fu­ture?

Build­ing a stumpery full of ferns. Prince Charles and Camilla have one.

See Craig judge on Strictly Come Danc­ing, Satur­days.

De­cem­ber 2018

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