CHRISTINE WALKDEN
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 ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS WRITTEN BY
CHRISTINE WALKDEN

 

Author

 

Christine Walkden's No-nonsense Container Gardening. Published by Simon & Schuster Illustrated Books. 2013

 

No -nonsense Vegetable Growing by Christine Walkden. Published by Simon & Schuster. 2011

 

A Year in Christine's Garden - The Secret Diary of a Garden Lover. Published by BBC Books 2006.

 

Houseplants, Bulbs, Seeds and Baby Bedding sections.  The HTA Retail Shop Care Award.  Published by The Horticultural Trades Association.  September 2001.

 

Directory of Pests, Diseases and Disorders – Reader’s Digest New Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Flowers. Published by The Reader’s Digest Association Ltd. 1997.

 

The Houseplant Almanac. Lochar Publishing. Moffat. Scotland. 1992.

 

How to Grow Rock Garden Plants. Open Learning package (GC 203). Published by Capel Manor Open Learning Unit. 1986.

 

Vegetable Growing. City and Guilds Leisurecraft Books.  Published by World’s Work Ltd.  1984.

 

 

Consultant Editor

 

Reader’s Digest 1001 Hints and Tips for the Garden. Published in 1996.

 

 

Articles

 

Choice Magazine – Jersey Plants Direct

 

The Good Life. p. 26/27. November 2009

 

"Add even more pleasure and taste to your garden" .p. 20. September 2009

 

"Shady border plants and Violas". p 13. July/August 2009

 

"Something to write home to mum about". p. 11. Issue 23 June 2009

 

Christine's Love of Trees. p. 24. Issue 24 March/April 2009

 

Fruit- Christine's Hints + tips. p. 21. February 2009

 

Fruit- When your plants arrive. p .20. February 2009

 

What bedding suits you best. p.9. February 2009

 

Bed time p.10 Issue 19 – January 2009.

 

“A visit can tell you so much” p. 16 Issue 19 – January 2009.

 

Christine tells us about fruit. p .22-23 P. 16 Issue 19 – January 2009.

 

The Early Bird Catches… p. 7 Issue 18 Nov/Dec 2008

 

Glorious Geraniums. p .5 Issue 17 October 2008

 

Be inspired…colour for a winters day. p.7 Issue 15 August 2008

 

The flesh and bones of your garden. p. 12 Issue 15 August 2008

 

 

 

Articles written for the Quality Garden Tools Website - www.QUALITYGARDENTOOLS.COM

 

Early in the year.

 

Autumn on the allotment.

 

Summer crops.

 

Spring.

 

Happy New Year.

 

Autumn Jobs.

 

A satisfying summer.

 

It's spring fever.

 

Its pruning time.

 

A little summer pruning.

 

The Joys of spring.

 

Christine continues to write weekly for amateur Gardening to the present date

 

Weekly articles in Amateur Gardening 2008:-

 


Holly and Ivy.  Amateur Gardening. 20/27 December 2008. p. 28.

 

Winter Wrappers. Amateur Gardening. 13 December 2008. p. 22

 

It’s spruce fir me! Amateur Gardening. 6 December 2008. p. 22

 

Turn a new leaf. Amateur Gardening. 29 November 2008. p. 22

 

Make a fruit crush.  Amateur Gardening. 22 November 2008. p. 25

 

Plan a bean feast.  Amateur Gardening. 15 November 2008. p. 27

 

Cruel to be kind.  Amateur Gardening. 8 November 2008. p. 26

 

The end is nigh. Amateur Gardening. I November 2008. p. 26

 

Pedal power.  Amateur Gardening. 25 October 2008. p. 26

 

On the snail’s trail.  Amateur Gardening. 18 October 2008. p. 26

 

Cyclamen cycle.   Amateur Gardening. 11th October 2008. p. 28

 

The drop Zone. Amateur Gardening. 4 October 2008. p. 28

 

Pick ‘n’ mix treat.  Amateur Gardening. 27 September 2008. p 28

 

It’s Puppy love.  Amateur Gardening. 20 September 2008. p 26

 

Don’t cry for me! Amateur Gardening. 13 September 2008. p 28

 

Feast of flavour. Amateur Gardening. 6 September 2008. p 28

 

Cherry- picked. Amateur Gardening. 30 August 2008. p 30

 

Fields of dreams.  Amateur Gardening. 23 August 2008. p 30

 

Cutting both ways.  Amateur Gardening. 16 August 2008. p 30

 

Thyme for herbs. Amateur Gardening. 9  August 2008. p 30

 

Bed and Bugfest! Amateur gardening. 2 August 2008. p. 28

 

There’s plots to do..  Amateur Gardening. 26 July 2008. p 28

 

To a great friend. Amateur Gardening. 19 July 2008. p 28

 

Beating the bills. Amateur Gardening. 12 July 2008 p. 28

 

Got lotta bottle. Amateur Gardening. 5 July 2008. p. 28

 

Singing the blues. Amateur Gardening. 28 June 2008. p. 28

 

A real superfood. Amateur Gardening. 21 June 2008. p. 28

 

Salute our fruit. Amateur Gardening. 14 June 2008. p. 28

 

Personal shopper. Amateur Gardening. 7 June 2008. p. 30

 

Back to school. Amateur Gardening. 31 May  2008. p. 26

 

Northern Lights . Amateur Gardening. 24 May 2008. p. 30

 

Living the leek.  Amateur Gardening. 17 May 2008. p. 28

 

Naked ambition. Amateur Gardening. 10 May 2008. p. 26

 

Plots of potential.  Amateur Gardening. 3 May 2008. p. 26

 

It’ll be all-white!  Amateur Gardening. 26 April 2008. p. 26

 

Break the rules!  Amateur Gardening. 19 April 2008. p. 26

 

The race is on. Amateur Gardening. 12  April 2008. p. 28

 

My flat pack SOS. Amateur Gardening. 5 April 2008. p 26

 

Patience, please!  Amateur Gardening. 29 March 2008. p. 30

 

Fruit tree rescue. Amateur Gardening. 22 March 2008. p. 26

 

Trading places.  Amateur Gardening. 15 March 2008. p. 26

 

Oh sow exciting. Amateur Gardening. 8 March 2008. p. 28

 

You’ve bin framed.  Amateur Gardening. 1 March 2008. p. 28

 

Top of the class.  Amateur Gardening. 23 February 2008. p. 26

 

Bright sparks. Amateur Gardening. 16 February 2008. p. 26

 

Keeping track. Amateur Gardening. 9 February 2008. p. 26

 

Sort those seeds. Amateur Gardening. 2 February 2008. p. 24

 

Passing the test. Amateur Gardening. 26 January 2008. p. 24

 

Food for thought. Amateur Gardening. 19 January 2008. p. 24

 

Centres of excellence. Amateur Gardening. 12 January 2008. p. 22

 

That’s showbiz!. Amateur Gardening. 5 January 2008. p. 22

 

 

 

2007:-

 

 

Digging for victory. Amateur Gardening. 15 December 2007. p. 24

 

Wash and brush up. Amateur Gardening. 8 December 2007. p. 24

 

Mother Nature’s magic. Amateur Gardening. 1 December 2007. p. 24

 

Spring into Action. Amateur Gardening. 24th November 2007. p. 24

 

How to unwind.  Amateur Gardening. 17th November 2007. p. 26

 

Time for bed! Amateur Gardening. 10 November 2007. p. 26

 

When gaps arose. Amateur Gardening. 3 November 2007. p. 24

 

Cold comfort. Amateur Gardening. 27 October 2007. p. 24

 

Besoms out! Amateur Gardening. 20 October 2007. p. 24

 

It’s a clean sweep! Amateur Gardening. 13 October 2007. p. 26

 

It all adds up!  Amateur Gardening. 6 October 2007. p. 24

 

To the rescue! Amateur Gardening. 29 September 2007. p 26

 

Friend.or foe? Amateur Gardening. 22 September 2007. p 26

 

Magic of Alnwick. Amateur Gardening. 15 September 2007. p 26

 

Classic combinations. Amateur Gardening. 8 September 2007. p 35

 

Walking on Air.  Amateur Gardening. 8 September 2007. p 26

 

Trouble in Store. Amateur Gardening. 1 September 2007. p 24

 

Fuchsia perfect. Amateur Gardening. 25 August 2007. p 24

 

A natural high! Amateur Gardening. 18 August 2007. p 24

 

This time it’s war! Amateur Gardening. 11 August 2007. p 24

 

Monkey business. Amateur Gardening. 4 August 2007. p 26

 

First aid for palms.  Amateur Gardening. 28 July 2007. p 26

 

Pretty as a picture. Amateur Gardening. 21 July 2007. p 24

 

Cruel to be kind. Amateur Gardening. 14 July 2007. p. 26

 

The jam-jar tsar. Amateur Gardening. 7 July 2007. p. 26

 

Battery power to your elbow! Amateur Gardening. 30 June 2007. p. 26

 

It’s feeding time! Amateur Gardening. 21 June 2007. p. 28

 

Irish adventure. Amateur Gardening. 16 June 2007. p. 28

 

Magic of mulch. Amateur Gardening. 9 June 2007. p. 28

 

Simply the best. Amateur Gardening. 2 June 2007. p. 28

 

Spoilt for choice. Amateur Gardening. 26 May 2007. p. 31

 

Stakes are high! Amateur Gardening. 19 May 2007. p. 28

 

Fighting the clock. Amateur Gardening. 12 May 2007. p. 28

 

It’s Cutting time! Amateur Gardening. 5 May 2007. p. 28

 

Path to success. Amateur Gardening. 28 April 2007. p. 31

 

What a stinker! Amateur Gardening. 21 April 2007. p. 28

 

Alpine treasures. Amateur Gardening. 14 April 2007. p. 28

 

Start’ em young. Amateur Gardening. 7 April 2007. p 26

 

Magical muck! Amateur Gardening. 31 March 2007. p.  28

 

Going out on a limb. Amateur Gardening. 24 March 2007. p. 28

 

Christine’ll fix it! Amateur Gardening. 17 March 2007. p. 30

 

A thorny issue. Amateur Gardening. 10 March 2007. p. 27

 

My action plan for climbers. Amateur Gardening. 3 March 2007. p. 27

 

Ready, set, sow! Amateur Gardening. 24 February 2007. p. 24

 

My perfect career. Amateur Gardening. 17 February 2007. p. 24

 

Retail therapy for your garden. Amateur Gardening. 10 February 2007. p. 36

 

Out with the old. Amateur Gardening. 3 February 2007. p. 25

 

Make the most of winter’s charms. Amateur Gardening. 27 January 2007. p. 25

 

Grand warm-up. Amateur Gardening. 20 January 2007. p. 25

 

Chill-out zone. Amateur Gardening. 13 January 2007. p. 25

 

Alpine makeover. Amateur Gardening. 6 January 2007. p. 25

 

2006

 

It’s Nature’s gift. Amateur Gardening. 23/30 December 2006. p 25

 

Is your garden picture perfect? Amateur Gardening. 16 December 2006. p.25

  

The name game.  Amateur Gardening. 9 December 2006. p. 25.

 

Nifty and thrifty. Amateur Gardening. 2 December 2006. p. 38

 

Sign of the times. Amateur Gardening. 25 November 2006. p. 24

 

Growing sense of community. Amateur Gardening. 18 November 2006. p.24.

 

Crazy for crops. Amateur Gardening. 11 November 2006. p.24

 

Autumn on hold!  Amateur Gardening. 4 November 2006. p 24.

 

Taking pride in our cemeteries. Amateur Gardening 28 October 2006. p.24

 

In praise of parks.  Amateur Gardening. 21 October 2006. p24

 

Sowing young seeds of success.  Amateur Gardening. 14 October 2006. p42

 

Top marks for customer service. Amateur Gardening 7 October 2006. p.33

 

Why I love growing ground elder!  Amateur Gardening 30 September 2006. p 28

 

Quiet, please! Amateur Gardening 23 September 2006. p. 28.

 

Escape modern life, enjoy your garden.  Amateur Gardening 16 September 2006. p. 26

 

Growing better thanks to plants. Amateur Gardening 9 September 2006. p. 26

 

Hedge wars! Amateur Gardening 2 September 2006-09-22. p. 24

 

Sow seeds of hope, Amateur Gardening 26 August. P.22

 

Plants versus grass? Amateur Gardening 19 August 2006. p. 24

 

My gardening heroes. Amateur Gardening 12 August 2006. p. 24

 

Doing it by the book. Amateur Gardening 5 August 2006. p.26

  

Cutting-edge slug control. Amateur Gardening 29 July 2006. p.24

 

New plants: is it an obsession? Amateur Gardening 22 July 2006. p.24

 

Don’t clobber us for our clobber! Amateur Gardening 15 July 2006. p.24

 

Thumbs up for the guerrilla gardeners. Amateur Gardening 8 July 2006. p.24

 

Don’t upset the pecking order.  Amateur Gardening 1 July 2006. p.24

 

Suburban shootout. Amateur Gardening 24 June 2006. p.24

 

Save front gardens. Amateur Gardening 17June 2006.p. 24

 

Makeovers in a mess! Amateur Gardening 10 June 2006. p.24

 

Everybody needs good neighbours. Amateur Gardening 3 June 2006. p.24

 

Coping with climate change. Amateur Gardening 27 May 2006. p. 28

 

Great Gardens enrich lives. Amateur Gardening 20 May 2006. p.24 

 

Why the garden makes a home.  Amateur Gardening 6 May 2006. p. 26

 

Bean there, done that… Amateur Gardening 29th April 2006. p.26

 

Time to save our plots! Amateur Gardening 22 April 2006. p.26

 

To spray or not to spray? Amateur Gardening 15 April 2006. p.28

 

Beat the bans! Amateur Gardening 8 April 2006. p.28 

 

Grow fresh veg and taste those seasons. Amateur Gardening 1 April 2006. p.26

 

Why I fear for our great garden clubs.  Amateur Gardening 25th March 2006. p.26

 


Garden News:-

 

Boost the soil with green manure. Garden News. October 25 2006 p20

 

Tired lawn gets a new lease of life. Garden News. October 18 2006 p22

 

How I’ll beat the next drought. Garden News. October 11 2006. p.22

 

How I tame my shared Wisteria. Garden News. October 4 2006. p.22

 

New life for a neglected front garden. Garden News. September 27 2006. p.24

 

Carry on Gardening! Garden News. September 20 2006. p.35

 

Hedge control. Garden News. September 13 2006. p.28

 

Making a start on a brand new border. Garden News. September 6 2006. p.32

 

Proper ground work always pays off. Garden News. August 30 2006. p.39

 

I’ve taken the UK wine challenge! Garden News.  August 23 2006. p.38

 

Root cuttings the easy way. Garden News. August 16 2006. p.22

 

Still time to sow French beans. Garden News. August 9 2006. p.22

 

Neighbourly gardening is a great life! Garden News. August 2 2006. p.22

 

My Magnolia gets the chop. Garden News July 26 2006. p.44

 

Water buckets save my baskets. Garden News. July 19 2006. p.22

 

Top tips for great leeks. Garden News. July 12 2006. p.22

 

Mulch tops my water savers. Garden News. July 5 2006. p.27

 

Make colour really count. Garden News. June 28 2006. p.27

 

Top tips for making a marvellous meadow. Garden News 21 June 2006. p.27

 

Discover my favourite tomato. Garden News. June 1 2006. p.27

 

Grow great beans – even if it’s dry! Garden News. June 7 2006. p.27

 

Secrets to better hanging baskets. Garden News. May 31 2006. p.38

 

Nip out those side shoots. Garden News. May 24 2006. p.27

 

It’s all go on the veg patch! Garden News. May 3 2006. p.43

 

Look out for lily beetles. Garden News. May 10 2006. p.20

 

Veg is up and running. Garden News. May 17 2006. p.28

 

Spring Fever! Garden News. April 26 2006. p.37

 

Get sowing Cyclamen. Garden News. April 19 2006. p.37

 

A tale of two gardens. Garden News. April 12 2006. p.23

 

All set for a second series. Garden News April 5 2006. p.27

 

Time to take cuttings. Garden News. March 29 2006. p.37

 

Staying one step ahead. Garden News. March 22 2006. p.37

 

Secrets of great soil. Garden News. March 15 2006. p.39

 

I have to come clean over pots! Garden News. March 8 2006. p.35

 

All set for a fresh start. Garden News. March 1 2006. p.35

 


Other publications:-

 

Gardening and me. Easy Gardening. March 2006. p94

 

Colour in the garden – Roses.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. May/June 2001. p. 54.

 

Colour in the garden – Colourful Stems.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. March/April 2001. p. 54.

 

Colour in the garden – Christmas Roses.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. Jan/Feb 2001. p. 52.

 

Colour in the garden – Berries and fruit.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. November 2000. p. 52.

 

Colour in the garden – Autumn Colour.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. October 2000. p. 53.

 

Colour in the garden – Yellows.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. September 2000. p. 53.

 

Colour in the garden –Reds and Purple.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. August 2000. p. 53.

 

Colour in the garden – White.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. July 2000. p. 52.

 

Focus on flowers – Irises.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. June 2000.
p. 52.

 

Spring into colour – Bleeding Hearts.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. May 2000. p. 62.

 

Spring into colour – Fritillaria.  Cottage Gardens. The Magazine for the smaller Garden. April 2000. p. 62.

 

Plants for a shaded north border. The Hardy Plant. Vol.9. No. 2. October 1997. p.58

 

The Peat Issue. Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society. Vol. 61. September 1993. p. 318.

 

Ask the Experts. Garden Answers March 1993. p.56.

 

A change of plan; California and Oregon. Scottish Rock Garden Society Journal. June 1990. p. 33.

 

Planning a trip to Kashmir. Scottish Rock Garden Society Journal. January 1989. p. 186.

 

Kashmir – an ambition achieved. Scottish Rock Garden Society Journal. June 1988. p. 96.

 

Perfumed Year Round.  Period Homes. May 1887. p.28.

 

Sink Gardens. Period Homes. February 1887. p.29.

 

Dressing the front of a Period House. Period Homes. October 1986.

 

Making a paved Garden. Period Homes. September 1986.

 

Vegetable Show Time. Amateur Gardening 19th July 1986.

 

Turkey, The Land of the Wandering Hands, Alpine Garden Society Bulletin. Vol. 54 No.4    December, 1986, No.226  p.304

 

Micro propagation: the fears and aspirations. Alpine Garden Society Bulletin Vol. 53. No.4 December 1985. p338.

 

Walkden’s Walkabout. Alpine Garden Society Bulletin Vol. 51. No.4 December 1983. p346.

 

Spring clean your greenhouse this autumn. Dobies Down to Earth Magazine Autumn1980. p.20.

 

Get to grips with the ground. Dobies Down to Earth Magazine Autumn1980. p.4.

 

Handful of Herbs. Dobies Down to Earth Magazine Summer 1980. p.26.

 

Colourful hedges. Dobies Down to Earth Magazine Summer 1980. p.12.

 

 

 

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