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

  • CHRONIC DISEASE DOES NOT HAVE TO DEFINE YOU.
    by Joanne Drayson on January 2, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Happy New Year for 2019.I was reminded in one New Years message not to let your disease define you. Those of us who struggle daily with a chronic illness, in my case Lyme Disease are constantly aware […]

  • HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR
    by Joanne Drayson on December 23, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I was reminded by a Garden Blogging friend today of how long ago it is since I started this blog. Ten years in February. So much has happened in the last ten years. Many of my Garden blogging friends […]

  • HOSTA TIME
    by Joanne Drayson on June 6, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I love hostas even though it is such a battle to protect their leaves from slugs and snails. They are so rewarding and good to divide and make new plants.This photo is of the bed in my first photo […]

  • THE START OF THE ROSE FLOWERING SEASON
    by Joanne Drayson on May 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Crocus RoseThe start of the rose flowering period in my garden even today loading these photos the garden has changed since I took the photos two days ago.Crocus Rose a delightful rose with soft […]

  • CLEMATIS TIME
    by Joanne Drayson on May 29, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Pink FantasyA tour to look at my early clematis, I hope you enjoy them.Pink FantasyWadas PrimroseJosephineMarie Boisselot with JosephineNot a great photo but it gives the setting these two clematis […]

A Stubborn Optimist

  • like a snail
    by Carrie on February 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I'm fighting and it's truly taking everything I have just to get through the days. I sleep a lot and read and sometimes get washed and dressed but to be fair it isn't often.  I'm moving through […]

  • So now it's February?
    by Carrie on February 2, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    January has pushed me hard about, shoved me into a puddle and used me as a stepping stone up to now. I can't believe it's February and I feel utterly defeated. Depression has a really strong grip on […]

  • Ulster Way Hike - Ring of Gullion (pt 2)
    by Carrie on January 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Saturday 19thIn the car we hummed and ha-ed about the weather, it being rather cold but now raining on top of that, which we hadn't expected. It was time to pull into a garage and get a coffee in our […]

  • Daily photo challenge round up (so far)
    by Carrie on January 23, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    My darlings - I have not forgotten about you. I have been feeling very unwell and well, getting 600+ spam comments on the last two posts kind of got me down.Recently I have been up to a whole load of […]

  • Ulster Way Hike - Ring of Gullion (part 1)
    by Carrie on January 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    We're onto a new section of the Ulster Way in the far side of Co. Armagh, on the border. Determined to crush the kilometres beneath our feet and conquer the Way this year!  Here's part 1 of the […]

RHS Podcasts

Real Men Sow

  • 6 Tips for Composting Down Your Spent Crops
    by Jono 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 down, with some even provide a […]

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

    Our Aga is being serviced next week. Apparently, after an Aga is serviced, they are 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 Jono 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 &rarr […]

  • 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 &rarr […]

  • 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 &rarr […]

  • 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 &rarr […]

  • 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 &rarr […]

Oxonian Gardener

  • 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 September 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 […]

  • The Spirit of the Chelsea Flower Show: 2018 Review
    by petrahm on June 5, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    It’s been a while. All things Oxonian have been pleasantly ensconced in a deep slumber. Until now, that is. Armed with a new cozy jacket,… Oxonian Gardener - Updates from an Oxfordshire […]

Amateur Gardening

  • Succeeding with self-seeders
    by Lesley Upton on June 17, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Tamsin Westhorpe celebrates self-seeders and offers advice on getting the best out of these generous plantsETBT1G Foxgloves in a cottage garden. Path leading to hut.  There’s so much to […]

  • Lawn Care: It Takes Two
    by Lesley Upton on June 17, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    It pays to follow the times-two rule, as former Gardeners’ World host Toby Buckland explains how ‘double-doing’ can benefit your lawnCP43B7 Gradener mowing the lawn in april. […]

  • On test: Lawn seed and fertiliser spreaders
    by Lesley Upton on June 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Avoid waste and get the best from lawn treatments, fertilisers and seeds with a tool to deliver the right amount in the right place, quickly and efficiently. Tim Rumble tests six lawn seed and […]

  • Plant out dahlias
    by Lesley Upton on May 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Get your dahlia tubers in the ground now, says Ruth HayesThe dahlia tubers I re-started earlier in the spring have grown well and are now ready to go out into …Continue reading » […]

  • On Test: Lawn Weed, Feed and Moss Killers
    by Lesley Upton on May 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Give your lawn a boost with a combined feed, weed and moss killer treatment. There are both chemical and organic formulations to choose from, says Tim Rumball  LAWNS don’t have to be […]

Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • New booze round-up #5: St Patrick’s Day, Sweden...
    by Nick on March 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    This edition features a gin suggestion for St Patrick's Day, a great value bottle of oatmeal stout and a spirit star from a Swedish island… The post New booze round-up #5: St Patrick’s […]

  • Rum renaissance: five rum facts (and six rums you...
    by Nick on March 13, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Rum is rising in the popularity charts. Here we present five facts every salty sea do should know and five rums every salty sea dog should try… The post Rum renaissance: five rum facts (and […]

  • How to season wood
    by Rich on March 11, 2019 at 8:14 am

    February, eh? What a scorcher! We spent the latter half of the month prancing around in shorts, waving at early emerging butterflies and sniffing the sweet scent of early spring*. As we now creep […]

  • New Booze Round-up #4: Dry January, Burns Night...
    by Nick on February 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

    We’ve been bombarded with press releases piggybacking Dry January, Burns Night and Valentine’s Day. Here’s a selection of the boozes we guzzled for the occasions… The post […]

  • Interview: the company growing mushrooms on used...
    by Nick on February 13, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Green Grow is a new business that grows mushrooms on used coffee grounds and whisky grains. We had to find out more about this boozy, fungi collaboration… The post Interview: the company […]