Katie Rushworth at Tong Garden Centre
We are thrilled to have teamed up with Yorkshire’s homegrown gardener and ITV’s Love Your Garden presenter Katie Rushworth!
One part of the formidable green-fingered team of four presenters on ITV’s Love Your Garden, with Alan Titchmarsh at the helm, Katie brings creativity to gardening and we’re excited to watch her ideas grow!
Throughout the seasons, Katie will be sharing her expertise through a series of planting ‘how-to-guide’ videos, insightful blog articles and, look out for Katie in-store as she works on her inspiring show gardens in our outdoor plant area!
Katie has a passion for gardening which she shares in her blogs. Follow her go-to gardening tips for keeping your plot looking tip-top all year round as well as seasonal advice to keep you one step ahead.
Be inspired by Katie Rushworth
One part of the formidable team of our presenters on ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’, with Alan Titchmarsh at the helm, Katie brings true creativity to gardening. Together with our terrific team in store, Katie has created a series of informative blogs that will hopefully inspire you in your own garden!
Guide to Planting in the Shade
Most gardens have a difficult spot in the shade where things can often struggle to grow. However, planting the right plants in the right place can transform your dull patch of shade into a green haven of colour and texture.
Alternative Topiary Balls
Structure and form are key components in a garden that needs to look good all year round. So we have given the humble hanging basket a 21st century makeover and created some alterative topiary using low maintenance, tough as old boots, Sedums and Sempervirens
Creating a Wildlife Gabion
Usually filled with stone or pebbles, gabions can be used for all kinds of projects in the garden, whether building a retaining wall, making a seat or even creating your own water feature as we have in our show garden here at Tong.
Would you love Katie to help you create your perfect garden? From garden design to plants for purpose, creating a new outdoor space or developing your confidence and knowledge, Katie’s new mentoring programme is a bespoke relationship based on an annual agreement, tailored to your ideas and needs.
To enquire and for more details, email
KATIE RUSHWORTH’S HOW TO VIDEO GUIDES
Katie loves inspiring others through her ideas so we are thrilled to bring you this series of how to video guides. From planting a show stopping container to a wheel-barrow full of veg as well as indoor centre-pieces that will really add something special to your home.
Katie’s video guides are quick and simple to follow so hopefully they will help you in your own green room.
Katie’s Video Guides
Planting an Indoor Terrarium
Katie shows you how to plant a Terrarium, a fantastic indoor centre-piece. A Terrarium is a tiny indoor garden that you plant in a glass vessel which can, essentially, be anything you want.
Planting a Contemporary Container
Katie shows you how to make a contemporary container, something a little but more urban. Containers are a fantastic way to bring the inside of your house to the outside.
Planting a Kitchen Container
Katie shows you how to make a container garden full of things you can use in the kitchen using a variety of Mediterranean herbs. Remember that drainage is key and it will require free-draining soil.
Planting a Show Stopping Container
Katie shows you how to make a show stopping container, focal point for your garden and something that will look fantastic, hopefully, for 365 days of the year.