Gardener’s Digest

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Joanne’s Cottage Garden

  • HANGING BASKETS
    by Joanne on August 4, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Another year with glorious hanging baskets thanks to the diligence of Mike, watering daily and feeding once a week. Surfinia petunias are always very successful.We lost our Laburnum tree last year […]

  • Celebrating Agapanthus and a few late flowering...
    by Joanne on July 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I grow Agapanthus in pots and overwinter in the cold greenhouse. They add colour around the garden mid summer onwards and are one of my favourite flowers yet I rarely photograph them and put on this […]

  • JUNE JOYS
    by Joanne on June 26, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Blush Rambler with Sanders White growing through the old apple tree in the borrowed landscape.Noble Anthony has this strange luminescence in every photo that is not seen by the naked eye.Mayor of […]

  • DELPHINIUM DREAMS
    by Joanne on June 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Don't you just adore Delphiniums? As always I jumble things together in my garden such that what is supposed to be my Delphinium bed has to compete with Sanders White rose on the trellis behind and […]

  • MAY MUSINGS IN THE GARDEN
    by Joanne on May 26, 2019 at 8:22 am

    THE PRESIDENTThe President scrambles across the lower branches of Banksiae Banksiae.Maybe the last photo of this Banksiae Banksiae, since taking this I see many of the branches are split and dying […]

A Stubborn Optimist

  • Retrospectively
    by Carrie on November 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    To be honest the fallout from my walk back home alone last week left me in a pretty bad state and I haven't been able to pull myself out of it yet. I'm hoping this weekend will be fun filled and work […]

  • A triumphant plot departure
    by Carrie on October 29, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    OK, before I tell you a single plot thing or show you one photograph we must address a very unexpected and wonderful piece of allotment related news...This past Saturday I walked home from an […]

  • A ray of sunshine
    by Carrie on October 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    One day in the mental health darkness of the past week stands out - Monday. Bless it. Monday was my saviour in that Andrew took the day off and we went to the allotment for some much needed […]

  • Back on the plot
    by Carrie on October 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Two days at the plot, reclaiming it from the weeds and general neglect has given us a boost that was sorely needed - friends we are back in love with allotmenting (or as I keep calling it in my head […]

  • Castle Crom and finishing the Sliabh Beagh Way
    by Carrie on October 7, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Last weekend we spent a fabulous time in a renovated pig sty under a museum at the Crom Castle estate. How's that for an opening sentence?These old spacious rooms have been very skilfully turned into […]

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 →

  • 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

  • Keep Your Citrus In Shape
    by Janey Goulding on September 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Make sure your oranges and lemons are well cared for as it gets chillier. Ruth explains how to keep them happy over winter…Credit: AlamyKeep Your Citrus In Shape   If you are growing […]

  • Make Your Garden Greener
    by Janey Goulding on August 30, 2019 at 10:18 am

    There’s never been a better time to go organic and it couldn’t be easier to get started, as our friends at national gardening charity Garden Organic explain…Credit: AlamyMake Your […]

  • Bank Holiday Gardening
    by Janey Goulding on August 16, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Itching to while away a few hours in the garden as the Bank Holiday rolls into town? Join Ruth Hayes for a spot of well-spent late summer gardening…TI MediaBank Holiday Gardening Is it really […]

  • Five August gap-fillers
    by Sally Charrett on July 30, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Mind the gap! Amateur Gardening reveals five reliable pick-me-ups to bridge the gaps in your August garden, taking you from high summer into autumn...Dahlia 'Jescot Julie' (Alamy)Fill that flowerless […]

  • Summer clematis
    by Sally Charrett on July 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Viticella clematis are smothered with flowers and easy to care for, says Val Bourne. For a no-fuss climber that takes up little ground room, look no further than the Viticella Group clematis. Train […]

Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • How to pickle onions
    by Nick on November 19, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    We like most things pickled. But the best pickle of them all is the onion. Here we share our secrets to onion pickling greatness… The post How to pickle onions appeared first on Two Thirsty […]

  • A boozy guide to pairing sherry with food
    by Nick on November 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    We reckon the combination of sherry and tapas is hard to beat so headed to Bar44 in Bristol to find out what food and sherry pairings work the best… The post A boozy guide to pairing sherry […]

  • The 10 best single malt Scotch whiskies for 2020
    by Nick on October 31, 2019 at 10:12 am

    From the smooth-supping delights of The Glenrothes to the new, experimental offering from Kininvie, these are the best whiskies to be seen with in 2020… The post The 10 best single malt Scotch […]

  • Booze recipe: easy apple hot toddy
    by Nick on October 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Want a quick and easy booze recipe to turn a spare apple into a delicious autumnal treat? Then we have the solution: Apple Hot Toody The post Booze recipe: easy apple hot toddy appeared first on Two […]

  • Interview: Floristry tips with Wendy Rea of...
    by Nick on October 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    We need to up our game when it comes to growing cut flowers and turning them into displays. Here are some top tips from Wendy Rea of Direct2florits… The post Interview: Floristry tips with […]