Gardener’s Digest

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Joanne’s Cottage Garden

  • THE LOST GARDENS OF MERROW
    by Joanne on June 24, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Lots going on in the garden despite the rampant ground elder and bindweed.I put weed suppressant and bark chip in this little border it helps but as you can see doesn't stop either ground elder of […]

  • GARDEN SNAPS IN MAY.
    by Joanne on June 3, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Just a few snaps of the garden during May. I am belated at posting a blog post but lots of gardening is being done mostly by Mike. I am slightly side tracked with my spinning and weaving projects. […]

  • CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM JOANNE'S COTTAGE GARDEN
    by Joanne on December 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR 20222021 didn't start very well for me. I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast cancer early in January, had a mastectomy early February and started […]

  • MY JUNE GARDEN
    by Joanne on July 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    A view up the garden from the bottom steps next to the greenhouse.Cottage rose on the left.White Francine Austin. Catmint is Six Hills Giant lots of cuttings taken from the first two plants I bought. […]

  • Front garden flowers
    by Joanne on June 20, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Gertrude Jekyll Rose started flowering before most of my other roses and came out a very cerise pink.A lovely cistus which tends to be lower growing and was in the garden when we moved here 40 years […]

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 🙂 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

  • Self-Pollinating Plants: What are they?
    by Danielle on June 19, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Self-pollinating plants are plants that don’t require pollinators for fertilization. These plants produce their own pollen, which is carried by the anthers. This form of pollination decreases […]

  • Guide to Planting a Pollinator Garden
    by Danielle on June 18, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Last Updated on June 18, 2022 by Real Men Sow Our garden and the health of our planet will benefit greatly if we increase the number of plants in our pollinator garden. An entire area that might be […]

  • Best Guide for Growing Courgettes
    by Real Men Sow on June 18, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Last Updated on June 18, 2022 by Real Men Sow This is where you should start if you plan on growing courgettes in huge quantities. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about […]

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

  • Tall gardeners: Best tools & kit for the elevated...
    by petrahm on June 9, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    I’m tall. Taller than most women. Taller, in fact than most men. I’m 6ft 3in (190.5 cm), which according to the Office of National Statistics means that I tower over the average 5ft 9in (175.3 […]

  • Julia Leakey: Interview
    by petrahm on March 1, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Be they seed specialists, plant nurseries, compost suppliers, makers of snazzy secateurs, or purveyors of all things gardening, I have always been interested in the business of horticulture. I have […]

  • Cloud pruning: Organic topiary
    by petrahm on February 16, 2022 at 10:03 am

    ‘Where ever did you start it?’ is a question I am often asked. Surprisingly, not with a pair of shears… Evergreens hedges are an asset to any garden. They provide a wonderful green framework […]

  • Rose Pruning II: Unlocking the Chamber of Secrets
    by petrahm on January 30, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Ever since, Jenny Barnes showed me how she created her incredible sculptures at Asthall Manor, our roses have also been subjected to this intense horticultural yoga. We now prune, bend, twirl, whirl […]

  • herb/a cook’s companion: Book Review
    by petrahm on September 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

    An avid reader of all things gardening, a myriad of books pass by my desk. Most prove to be excellent, but quite a few seem to be simply churned out for the sake of it. Mark Diacono’s books though, […]

Amateur Gardening

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Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • World of Beer #3: Iceland. Making up for lost time
    by Nick on April 13, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Icelanders have only been legally allowed to drink beer since 1989. Find out what they're now drinking… The post World of Beer #3: Iceland. Making up for lost time appeared first on Two Thirsty […]

  • Carrots and Coopers: The perfect pairing for an...
    by Rich on April 7, 2022 at 9:48 am

    What should a vegetarian sling on the grill to accompany a quality beer? We have the perfect recipe… The post Carrots and Coopers: The perfect pairing for an Aussie-style BBQ appeared first on Two […]

  • World of Beer #2: Austria. Emerging from its...
    by Nick on March 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    With brilliant breweries including Ottakringer, Schloss Eggenberg and Stiegl, Austria's beer scene is better than you might imagine… The post World of Beer #2: Austria. Emerging from its […]

  • Beer of the week #107: Coopers Original Pale Ale
    by Nick on March 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Beer has never been great at defining terminology. Even the most basic terms such as ‘beer’ and ‘ale’ can lead to confusion when thought about in much detail; styles such as ‘stout’ and […]

  • World of Beer #1: Australia. Looking beyond the...
    by Nick on February 21, 2022 at 11:36 am

    In the first of a new series of irregular features on brewing nations we head to Australia and examine Coopers Brewery… The post World of Beer #1: Australia. Looking beyond the lager appeared first […]