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

  • Allotments are safe (for now)
    by Carrie on March 24, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    We awoke to an email from our council telling us that our Allotments were closed after the news from the Prime Minister last night. SHOCK! But I had just seen that Michael Gove MP had clarified that […]

  • Seedling success (so far)
    by Carrie on March 13, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    The world appears to be crumbling around us all with Corvid-19 and to be honest it's all a little bit scary, so let's just remind each other to be safe, to wash those hands and look out for each […]

  • With thanks to the Bee Gees
    by Carrie on March 6, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    I haven't been online much and only wrote 2 blog posts last month but my mental health has been seriously poor and I haven't done much of anything to be honest. However this isn't what I want to talk […]

  • Recently on the plot
    by Carrie on February 14, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Cars in the near distance, a great mass of geese in the sky and many sweet song birds in the hedgerows - the noises that both accompanied our visit to the plot and soothed our minds. Sometimes, even […]

  • The fun begins!
    by Carrie on February 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Last weekend at the plot we worked hard, fitting a new water butt tap, lifting the last of the weeds and grass and mulching the heck out of everywhere; great work but a boring blog post, ahaha. […]

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

  • Garden centres fight for Coronavirus survival
    by Ruth Hayes on March 31, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    News editor Ruth Hayes looks at how the gardening industry could collapse, with millions of plants potentially facing landfillAlan Titchmarsh says he has heard 'heartbreaking' tales of nurseries and […]

  • Life on the allotment – planting broad beans
    by Lesley Upton on March 31, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Welcome to Lesley Upton’s allotment blog, where she will look at life on her Berkshire allotment, from the veg she is growing to how people are living with the threat of coronavirus. Here she […]

  • Don’t neglect your houseplants
    by Ruth Hayes on March 30, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes is self-isolating but thankful to have the garden to escape to. This weekend, however, she decided it was high time her houseplants received a little TLC…It's time […]

  • Life on the allotment – planting potatoes
    by Lesley Upton on March 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Welcome to Lesley Upton’s allotment blog, where she will look at life on her Berkshire allotment, from the veg she is growing to how people are living with the threat of coronavirus. Here she […]

  • Turning garden scraps into rich compost
    by Ruth Hayes on March 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

    AG’s Letters page editor Wendy Humphries gets to grips with emptying the compost bins and mulching borders.AG Letters Editor Wendy Humphries will take you through the art of compost makingI […]

Two Thirsty Gardeners

  • The five best flowers for home grown teas and...
    by Nick on March 31, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Try these easy-to-grow flowers and use them to make some delicious cups of teas and infusions (besides addding colour to your garden) The post The five best flowers for home grown teas and infusions […]

  • Rhubarb and vanilla liqueur: our easy recipe
    by Nick on March 27, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Download a PDF of the rhubarb and vanilla liqueur recipe from our book, Brew it Yourself, and make one of the tasties boozes around… The post Rhubarb and vanilla liqueur: our easy recipe […]

  • An interview with… Kerry Godliman
    by Rich on March 20, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Kerry Godliman is one of Britain's most versatile performers and the renter of an allotment in London. We talk to her about comedy and carrots… The post An interview with… Kerry […]

  • New Booze Round-up #17: Potato spirits, some...
    by Nick on March 16, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Featuring some top notch booze made from potatoes, a few cans of beer from Yorkshire and whisky from Scotland and Ireland The post New Booze Round-up #17: Potato spirits, some special beers and a […]

  • The 5 best home grown herbal teas
    by Nick on February 12, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    We like a fresh cup of herbal tea and have been busy taste testing herbs from our garden. Here are the five that brew the best… The post The 5 best home grown herbal teas appeared first on Two […]