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 January 7, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    It is with great sorrow I am writing to say that Joanne passed away on Wednesday 28th December 2022.With Mike by her side she left us after a two year valiant fight against Triple Negative Breast […]

    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 […]

    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. […]

    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 […]

    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. […]

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 […]

  • 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

Welly Woman

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Oxonian Gardener

  • RHS Chelsea 2023: Back with bells on and the odd...
    by petrahm on May 21, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Where 2022 felt oddly muted, it’s quite evident that the familiar RHS Chelsea buzz and energy is back. There’s no doubt it’s a different show, which may divide the punters. Polished Chelsea […]

  • Gardening blunders: The joy of errors
    by petrahm on March 13, 2023 at 10:16 am

    My favourite hellebore is a reject. Bred by the hellebore kings at Ashwood Nursery but despite her superb ancestry, she didn’t make the cut. In my mind though, she’s the perfect mistake. So when […]

  • Dearest, dearest, did I say dearest?… Santa:...
    by petrahm on December 6, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Considering the financial pressures and turmoil this year, splurging on Christmas gifts with reckless abandon will feel quite wrong. We’re probably all bracing ourselves for that colossus of a gas […]

  • Grasping the nettle: Book Review
    by petrahm on November 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Which side of the fence are you? Barbara and Tom’s side or Margo and Jerry’s? It’s an interesting question. In our heart of hearts, most of us would probably want to side with the delightful, […]

  • 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 […]

Amateur Gardening

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Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • From Sake to Shochu – A Guide to Japanese Drinks
    by Nick on November 23, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Japanese drinks are becoming increasingly popular. Here's a guide to some of the styles you'll find… The post From Sake to Shochu – A Guide to Japanese Drinks appeared first on Two Thirsty […]

  • Distillery Profile: Ardbeg
    by Rich on August 24, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Distillery: ArdbegLocation: Port Ellen, Islay, PA42 7EA Islay (pronounced Ai-luh. As in Isla St Clair*) is the southernmost island of the Inner Southern Hebrides of Scotland and sits just off the […]

  • Distillery Spotlight: The Celtic Distillerie
    by Rich on October 28, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Location Côtes-d’Armor Department, Pleubian, North Brittany Intro France might not be the first place you’d think of when looking for a delicious […]

  • Try a new cocktail for Mexico’s Independence...
    by Nick on August 17, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Looking for a cocktail that features Mezcal? Then check out this margarita recipe from El Recuerdo The post Try a new cocktail for Mexico’s Independence Day: Strawberry and Champagne Mezcal […]

  • Try a new cocktail for National Rum Day:...
    by Nick on August 1, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    During the summer months we like to try new rum cocktails for boozy refreshment. Try a South Shore, from rum aces Goslings… The post Try a new cocktail for National Rum Day: Gosling’s South […]