Gardener’s Digest

Here is our round up of live feeds from some of our favourite gardening blogs and websites.

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Joanne’s Cottage Garden

    by Joanne on December 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR 20222021 didn't start very well for me. I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast cancer early in January, had a mastectomy early February and started […]

    by Joanne on July 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    A view up the garden from the bottom steps next to the greenhouse.Cottage rose on the left.White Francine Austin. Catmint is Six Hills Giant lots of cuttings taken from the first two plants I bought. […]

  • Front garden flowers
    by Joanne on June 20, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Gertrude Jekyll Rose started flowering before most of my other roses and came out a very cerise pink.A lovely cistus which tends to be lower growing and was in the garden when we moved here 40 years […]

    by Joanne on June 20, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Lovely white Iris ImmortalityThe Blue Iris I have grown for some years but have spread around the front garden and last year ordered three white Iris only Immortality flowered but hopefully the other […]

    by Joanne on July 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    The front garden is such a delight with the Dahlias joining in with various white phlox, fuschia, Crocosmia and a few Agapanthus in pots to add to the kaleidoscope.Once again blogger has changed and […]

A Stubborn Optimist

  • How are you, friend?
    by Carrie on May 25, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    I don't usually let a year go by without mentioning and championing the annual mental health awareness week. However, this year I have been suffering myself ironically and haven't been able to write […]

  • It's all going swimmingly
    by Carrie on May 8, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    There have been some truly beautiful days this week again and Andrew and I have had a few late lunches out on the patio. On one of those days Andrew planted up some of our mixed lettuce and a few wee […]

  • More Allotment Patio
    by Carrie on April 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    You join me outside with Andrew who is planting up another vegetable crate to add to the lovely jumble of allotment pots we have on the patio. Everything is going terribly well and there aren't even […]

  • The allotment patio
    by Carrie on April 17, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Hello, gorgeous people! *waves* and welcome to this special outdoors blog post live from my patio 🙂 I sit here with a coffee in the sunshine with Toby and Andrew (who is working from home).I hope […]

  • Spring 2020
    by Carrie on April 3, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    It's not like any normal spring is it? We all know what's going on out there beyond the window panes and to be honest I think there are far too many sources of news about it - the information would […]

RHS Podcasts

Real Men Sow

Welly Woman

  • An Autumnal Celebration
    by wellywoman on August 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I can’t believe how quickly this year has whizzed past. As this is only my third post of the year, …Continue reading →

  • A Watery World
    by wellywoman on March 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    The Gwent Levels near my home in Monmouthshire are entirely man-made. Skirting the northern edge of the Severn Estuary they …Continue reading →

  • Under Water
    by wellywoman on January 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    What would you do if your home, your business and your allotment were deluged by water? I’ve been incredibly lucky to …Continue reading →

  • Happy New Year
    by wellywoman on January 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. And to all those who have suffered in the recent flooding …Continue reading →

  • Merry Christmas
    by wellywoman on December 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I think Santa Claus will need a James Bond style sled tonight – one which converts into an amphibious vehicle …Continue reading →

Oxonian Gardener

  • Sour by Mark Diacono: Book review
    by petrahm on September 5, 2019 at 7:00 am

    The purveyor of our pedigreed hazelnut boscage, and hence known to local squirrels as the messiah; Mark Diacono, has once again taken to pen and… Oxonian Gardener - Updates from an Oxfordshire […]

  • Rose cloud pruning: The Asthall Technique
    by petrahm on February 6, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    When it comes to following rules, I’m pretty much, Dutch. Unspoken or rules carved in stone, there’s an efficiency in rule following, so we clog… Oxonian Gardener - Updates from an Oxfordshire […]

  • Lemon Thyme Madeleines: Recipe
    by petrahm on October 12, 2018 at 9:45 am

    They stand upright, mound or creep. Thymus vulgaris, longstanding winner of the ‘smallest evergreen shrub in the garden’ contest, is a plant I wouldn’t do… Oxonian Gardener - Updates from an […]

  • All weather gardening: The new black
    by petrahm on August 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    If the term wasn’t already nabbed, I’d refer to the gardening du jour as ‘Guerilla’ gardening. We’re seemingly fighting with the elements to keep the… Oxonian Gardener - Updates from an […]

  • Touch stone: on form 2018
    by petrahm on June 18, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Henry Moore once said that he found the principles of form and rhythm from the study of natural objects. Pebbles, rocks, twigs, landscapes even, showed him… Oxonian Gardener - Updates from an […]

Amateur Gardening

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Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • How to grow mistletoe
    by Rich on January 1, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    If, like me*, you find the annual dismantling of the decorations a joyous occasion and can barely contain your glee at the sight of tinsel–flecked boxes of Christmas junk disappearing back into the […]

  • Cheers! Skål! Geonbae! It’s our best boozy...
    by Nick on November 25, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Another year, another gift guide. Lots of top notch booze in here so buy some for yourself to – it would be a shame to give it all away… The post Cheers! Skål! Geonbae! It’s our best boozy […]

  • Welsh food and booze: making the perfect...
    by Nick on November 24, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    All good hampers contain booze. And some of the best boozy hampers come from Wales. Here's a couple of them… The post Welsh food and booze: making the perfect Christmas hampers appeared first on […]

  • The best booze for Christmas! Your guide to what...
    by Nick on November 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Christmas is coming and its time to stock up on booze. Here's our guide of festive things to try… The post The best booze for Christmas! Your guide to what to drink during the festive period […]

  • Hard Seltzers. UK review special round-up!
    by Nick on November 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Low on calories, light on booze, Hard Seltzers are all the rage in the US and the race is on to capture the UK market. Find out which one we like best… The post Hard Seltzers. UK review special […]