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 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 […]

    by Joanne on June 20, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Lovely white Iris ImmortalityThe Blue Iris I have grown for some years but have spread around the front garden and last year ordered three white Iris only Immortality flowered but hopefully the other […]

    by Joanne on July 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    The front garden is such a delight with the Dahlias joining in with various white phlox, fuschia, Crocosmia and a few Agapanthus in pots to add to the kaleidoscope.Once again blogger has changed and […]

    by Joanne on June 18, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    It's always fun finding old photos. This is of the house next door to us Pound Cottage in Old Merrow Street, Merrow. It was used as a laundry for many years and here are the laundry women with a […]

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

  • Ornamental Gardening
    by Real Men Sow on June 27, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    The Warning Signs of Ornamental Interest The signs of this have been there for a few months now. I’ve been spotting plants whilst on trips away and rushing home to try and identify them. We spent a […]

  • The Real Men Sow Guide to Digging Part 2 –...
    by Real Men Sow on June 26, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Little and Often Digging little and often is good for both body and mind. As I’m sure you’ll know only too well, digging causes aches and pains, especially if you’re not used to doing it. It is […]

  • The Real Men Sow Guide to Digging, Part 1
    by Real Men Sow on June 25, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    I’m making steady progress on the kitchen garden patch. I’ve now gone past the greenhouse and down towards the lawn, and within a few feet of The Border, over which my vegetables must not cross. […]

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 Oxfordshire […]

  • 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 - Updates from an […]

  • 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 Gardener - Updates from an […]

  • 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 from an […]

Amateur Gardening

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Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • Home grown whisky cocktail recipes for a Glen...
    by Nick on September 16, 2021 at 9:42 am

    We teamed up with whisky legends Glen Moray to produce two summer cocktail recipes: rhubarb sour and rosemary old fashioned The post Home grown whisky cocktail recipes for a Glen Moray Summer […]

  • Top tips! How to build an outdoor bar (fixed to...
    by Nick on September 16, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Our mate Larry built an outside bar during lockdown. And he did such a good job we bribed him into telling us how to do it… The post Top tips! How to build an outdoor bar (fixed to the side of a […]

  • The Yamakazi Distillery, Japanese oak and a 55...
    by Nick on September 9, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    We were recently invited to the launch of a 55 year old whisky from Japanese distillery Yamakazi. Here's what makes their spirits special… The post The Yamakazi Distillery, Japanese oak and a 55 […]

  • New Booze Roundup #27, featuring Chouffe Beer,...
    by Rich on August 30, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    What’s been rattling the cupboards at TTG HQ this month? This lot, that’s what… +++++ Chouffe Belgian Beers We were CHOUFFED TO BITS when this splendid selection of Belgian Boozes came marching […]

  • The expert guide to garden security with...
    by Nick on July 23, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    We consult the security experts at Bürg-Wachter to find out how to make our garden equipment less likely to be stolen… The post The expert guide to garden security with Burg-Wächter appeared […]