Steve has written (or co-written) over 40 practical gardening books, including Propagation Basics (winner of the Garden Media Guild Award for Best Practical Book), The Pruner’s Bible, The Ground Force Workbook, Winter Gardening, The Fragrant Garden and What’s Wrong With My Plant? He revised the horticulturist’s essential companion, the Grafter’s Handbook.
Steve and wife Val (also a qualified horticulturist) were commissioned to update some of the world’s best-selling gardening books, The Expert series, originally written by Dr David Hessayon.
Steve and Val have worked for the Sun newspaper since 2002, writing the Gardening page with the late Peter Seabrook and answering hundreds of readers’ letters every year. Over the years, Steve has also written for most of the popular UK gardening magazines.
He has a vast knowledge of gardening and enjoys sharing it with listeners to BBC local radio. He is resident gardening expert on both BBC Radio Kent on alternate Sunday mornings, answering listeners’ questions during the live gardening phone-in show and he regularly guests on BBC Sussex / BBC Surrey.
Steve has acted as researcher, adviser and (on occasion) presenter for various production companies at events such as the Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows. His experience building medal winning gardens at some of Britain’s leading horticultural shows, including both Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace, give him a unique insight into the workings of these events. It also provides much humorous entertainment on the occasions he is asked to be a garden tour guide.
Latest articles by Steve Bradley
Greenworks G24HT56 cordless hedge trimmer: a decent buy for smaller hedges
Garden Tools We put the Greenworks G24HT56 cordless hedge trimmer through its paces to see how well it can cut and trim hedges into shape
Flymo EasiGlide Plus 330V lawn mower review: a lightweight, budget buy
Garden Tools We put the Flymo EasiGlide Plus 330V hover mower through its places to see if it rises above the competition
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Flymo EasiStore 340R Li lawn mower review: compact and easy-to-use cordless design
Garden Tools We put the Flymo EasiStore 340R Li to the test on a variety of different lawns to see if it cuts the mustard (as well as the grass!)
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