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

  • 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 […]

  • MERROW WARD, RSCH - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CARE.
    by Joanne on April 28, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Home to Merrow at last.This post is to thank the staff on Merrow Ward RSCH for my care last week whilst suffering with a rather nasty case of Pneumonia, plus a viral infection.The care from all the […]

  • CHRONIC DISEASE DOES NOT HAVE TO DEFINE YOU.
    by Joanne 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 […]

A Stubborn Optimist

  • My grandfather's brush
    by Carrie on June 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    You know the old saying, that you're still using your grandfathers yard brush; it's just had the handle replaced 5 times and 7 new heads. I love that and but it's slowly happening to my camera! […]

  • Blueberries, apple blossom and garlic
    by Carrie on April 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    What weather we have been experiencing! - it's beautiful and all that but please my darling friends, know that this is climate change and we can't with all good consciousness celebrate it popularly. […]

  • 12th season on the plot!
    by Carrie on April 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    It's a Saturday afternoon and here i find myself all alone. Andrew is off in the Mournes hiking and Toby has found a little rectangle of sun through the patio doors to lie in. I sit here with my […]

  • Just me
    by Carrie on March 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    beautiful catkins on the birchIt's all go around here today with washing outside on most people's lines and the noise of lawn mowers filling the lazy air now and then. I've been outside myself, to […]

  • 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 […]

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

  • 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 …Continue reading » […]

  • How to prune trained fruit
    by efearnley on July 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    An apple, pear or plum tree is a great investment for the garden. If you don’t already have a fruit tree, I bet it’s down to a perception that they need a lot of space to grow or that […]

  • How to grow tomatoes
    by Marc Rosenberg on June 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    THE TOMATO has long been a favourite with us Brits. We started growing it as long ago as 1554 and it’s still as popular as everWell, that’s not entirely true. If you’d visited my […]

  • How to plant raspberry canes
    by Emilie Keen on June 11, 2019 at 11:34 am

    We show you how to plant raspberry canes in this simple step by step guide.5 New canes will benefit from a good layer of nutrient-rich mulch. Well-rotted manure or compost are ideal. I’m using […]

  • Amateur Gardening 25 May 2019
    by Lesley Upton on May 18, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    What's in Amateur Gardening 25 May 2019Amateur Gardening 25 May 2019 for webAmateur Gardening 25 May 2019 Free ‘wildlife-attracting annuals’ seeds worth £3.05 PLUS   Jobs for […]

Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • A guide to choosing the right paving stone for...
    by Nick on July 8, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Thinking about laying a new patio in your garden? We've consulted an expert, Tom Clifford, for a few top paving stone tips… The post A guide to choosing the right paving stone for your garden […]

  • New booze round-up #10: Gooseberry, elderberry,...
    by Nick on June 27, 2019 at 9:52 am

    There are some unusual flavours featured in this bunch of drinks reviews including the under appreciated elderberry, sea buckthorn and gooseberry… The post New booze round-up #10: Gooseberry, […]

  • Blend it like Britain: a taste of the nation’s...
    by Nick on June 24, 2019 at 10:37 am

    UK tea growers Tregothnan have teamed up with water purification experts Brita to create a tea blend based on the nation's favourite tea flavours… The post Blend it like Britain: a taste of […]

  • Interview: Urban foraging and whiskey cocktail...
    by Nick on June 20, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Foraging expert John Rensten has teamed up with Bushmill's to create cocktails using ingredients foraged in urban locations. Sounds like our kind of thing… The post Interview: Urban foraging […]

  • New booze round-up #9: Father’s Day whisky
    by Nick on June 6, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Father's Day brings out booze marketeers in full force looking to plug their brands, with whisky often leading the charge. Here's a pick of the whisky crop… The post New booze round-up #9: […]