He has regular columns in Gardeners World magazine, Gardens Illustrated and SAGA Magazine. He writes a blog for Fine Gardening in the USA and contributes a video diary to Crocus.
He has also written for Gardens Illustrated, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Garden, Countryfile, House and Garden, The Garden Design Journal and many others.
He is occasionally let loose on television where he has been part of the BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show since 2008. Other highlights include presenting series three of Small Town Gardens, contributing to Gardeners World and most recently as a judge in the new BBC2 series, the great Chelsea Challenge.
James is also a well-known figure on the shows circuit. He compares awards ceremonies (including the Society of Garden Designers, the Garden Media Guild, the RHS and the Association of Professional Landscapers) and conferences, has run quizzes and auctions for the Garden Museum and hosted talks theatres at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival (every year since 2004), BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Hampton Court and the Chelsea Flower Show.
He is also available to give talks to garden societies and groups around the country.
As well as being an elected member of the RHS Council, he is an accredited Gardens judge for the Royal Horticultural Society (judging at all the RHS Flower Shows) and is Chairman of the RHS Gardens Committee.