Ceri Thomas, editor of the BBC’s gardening website, has been appointed editor of BBC Easy Gardening magazine, writes Ruth Addicott.
Thomas joins the title as it prepares to increase its frequency to seven issues next year, following the success of a one-shot in 2002 and three issues this year.
Thomas has been editor of the website for the past two years, having graduated from the University of Reading with a horticulture degree and secured a placement at the Royal Horticulture Society’s garden at Wisley.
Her first job in journalism was as a garden writer on Emap’s Practical Gardening, before moving to BBC Gardeners’ World magazine two years later and helping to launch the Gardeners’ World website as producer for beeb.com.
Thomas said: “If you’re someone who’s looked out of the window, decided something must be done and headed off to the garden centre, our mix of inspiring ideas and simple, practical advice is just what you need.”
BBC Magazines also publishes Gardens Illustrated and BBC Gardeners’ World.
Thomas will take up the post on 1 December, ready for her first issue in February 2004.