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

  • OLD PHOTOS OF OLD MERROW STREET
    by Joanne on June 18, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    It's always fun finding old photos. This is of the house next door to us Pound Cottage in Old Merrow Street, Merrow. It was used as a laundry for many years and here are the laundry women with a […]

  • OVER THE GARDEN WALL
    by Joanne on June 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

    The front garden is being very much admired by the numerous walkers out on their daily walks during lockdown. The Cornus Kousa Chinensis by the gate has caused many questions so Mike  added a […]

  • JUNE JOYS AND SAVING BOX
    by Joanne on June 10, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Glorious June in the vegetable rose garden.Delphiniums flowering nicely. All grown from seed and doing well over many years.Up close and personal.Joined by a clematisVying for space with a rose the […]

  • ROSES IN THE GARDEN
    by Joanne on May 31, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Welcome to my roses in the vegetable garden. What a glorious display this year.Just a few errors in my video. First I called the white rose Claire Austin it is Francine Austin, I do have a Claire […]

  • MORE MAY DELIGHTS IN THE GARDEN
    by Joanne on May 20, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Today at Joanne's cottage garden. The roses are already making a wonderful show.Tonight I watered and closed the greenhouse for the night about 7.00 hours and heard the sound of the cuckoo in the […]

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 πŸ™‚ 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

  • 6 Tips for Composting Down Your Spent Crops
    by Real Men Sow on October 1, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Now Autumn is here, I’ve begun the process of clearing down my veg beds. Even on the smallest of plots, there can be a wide range of plants that need disposing of down, with some even provide a […]

  • The Impact of Autumn on the Allotment
    by Real Men Sow on September 20, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Our Aga is being serviced next week. Apparently, after an Aga is serviced, they have then switched on again for the Winter. This caused some consternation in our household. ‘It’s not even […]

  • Adding Organic Matter to Your Allotment and the...
    by Real Men Sow on September 12, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Recent posts on Real Men Sow have featured a theme of end-of-season reflection. I’ve looked at the good and bad of 2018, whether my massive squash plants were actually a hindrance and even […]

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 […]

  • 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 - […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Amateur Gardening

  • Life on the allotment – Brussels sprouts,...
    by Lesley Upton on July 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Welcome to Lesley Upton’s allotment blog, where she looks at life on the allotment in July. Here she looks at Brussels sprouts, cabbages, cauliflowers and globe artichokes growing on her […]

  • The AG Team’s Great Gardening Achievements
    by Ruth Hayes on July 10, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    As lockdown eases, Team AG looks back on 100+ days of gardening misadventures, happy accidents and personal triumphs. It's good to share... Garry Coward-Williams, editor My fiancée Gill and I […]

  • Life on the allotment – French beans, runner...
    by Lesley Upton on July 6, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Welcome to Lesley Upton’s allotment blog, where she looks at life on her allotment in July from the veg she is growing to how people are living with the threat of coronavirus. Here she looks at […]

  • Pruning trees and thinning fruit
    by Ruth Hayes on July 4, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Ruth gives her fruit trees some mid-season TLCThe June drop has largely finished dropping by now so if your fruit trees are still overladen with fruitlets you …Continue reading »

  • The AG Team At The Movies
    by Ruth Hayes on July 3, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    It's lights, music and a double-bill of action, as we at AG each select our two fave movies for a desert island filmfest. DVD player supplied…Garry Coward-Williams, editor I love old black and […]

Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • New booze round-up #22: Wine in a can, whisky on...
    by Nick on July 10, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Alongside boozy favourites beer and whisky we've got rare reviews of wines and sweets – and they're so good it might start a trend… The post New booze round-up #22: Wine in a can, whisky […]

  • Tyne and Weary: Out on the town in Newcastle –...
    by Rich on June 29, 2020 at 10:09 am

    This June we had scheduled a journey up north to see the sights of Newcastle with some of our old pals. The weekend of activities had been carefully curated by Steve, our resident Geordie mate, who […]

  • Wild Tea. An announcement about our book
    by Nick on June 24, 2020 at 10:50 am

    An update regarding the launch of our new book, Wild Tea… The post Wild Tea. An announcement about our book appeared first on Two Thirsty Gardeners.

  • New booze round-up #21: stargazing with a Siren...
    by Nick on June 19, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    This month we were invited to watch the stars with Siren Brewery and sample their latest beer. We also attended a virtual Islay whisky festival, tried an aqua vitae from an exciting new distillery, […]

  • Grow summer planting potatoes – perfect for...
    by Nick on June 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Fancy some fresh, home grown spuds for Christmas dinner? Then you need some summer planting seeds and this expert advice from the Potato House… The post Grow summer planting potatoes – […]