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 24, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Just to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and hoping 2020 is kind to you all.This photo was taken in 2009 of a lovely old oak tree on one of my walks. It's ten years since we had any snow worth taking […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

A Stubborn Optimist

  • First visit to the plot in 2020!
    by Carrie on January 16, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Hello darling friends - I live! Yes, it has been a lifetime in blogging terms but I am still here, still going strong and despite the weather I am still your stubborn optimist!Who would believe it? - […]

  • Looking back on November
    by Carrie on November 29, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    What a difficult month mental health-wise; it has gone by in a whorl of confusion, despair and exhaustion. I reluctantly had to accept all the help and support that was offered me just to drag myself […]

  • 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 […]

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

  • New Booze Round-up #15: Boozy tea, whisky, wet...
    by Nick on January 8, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Our first round up of 2020 features some of the boozes we enjoyed over the festive period, and some alcohol-free beer to keep us all in check… The post New Booze Round-up #15: Boozy tea, […]

  • A Christmas pear infusion
    by Rich on December 12, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Here’s a simple vodka-based infusion concerning our dear old pal, the pear. It’s a spicy concoction that only takes a few days to mature, so get on it now and you could be enjoying a nice […]

  • What is frass? The organic fertiliser made by...
    by Nick on December 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

    HexaFrass is an organic fertiliser produced by larvae of the black solider fly. We found out more about the product and process from HexFly's Laura Healy The post What is frass? The organic […]

  • Hark! It’s our digging and swigging Christmas...
    by Nick on December 4, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Another year, another Christmas and another gift guide featuring the finest array of boozes and gardening gifts imaginable The post Hark! It’s our digging and swigging Christmas gift guide […]

  • New Booze Round-up #14: Rums, gin jam and how to...
    by Nick on November 26, 2019 at 9:54 am

    A brace of rums are the stars of this edition's show, with a superb recipe for a 'Low Waste Perfect Storm' included as a boozy bonus. The post New Booze Round-up #14: Rums, gin jam and how to create […]