The Rise of the Screens: why gardening is the perfect antidote to modern life

Gardening, whether it happens indoors or out, is a great way to counteract the daily grind of modern life. It’s simple, it’s slow and, most importantly, it’s not a screen-based activity.

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Gardening for a new generation – who to follow online

Gardening, particularly of the window-ledge variety, has seen a surge in popularity recently (a trend that I am convinced has been fuelled by Instagram’s love of the succulent). But here’s the thing, for those of us who don’t have extensive (if any) outdoor space to grow stuff in, the traditional channels for consuming gardening-related content […]

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A year in the garden: five things I’ve learnt

The small, often-daily observations made while pottering around my tiny back yard, together with online research and a couple of books about gardening, have helped me to become a better gardener. 

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In praise of hostas

I never thought I’d say this, but me and slugs have something in common: we both love hostas.

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How to get your urban garden winter-ready

Winter can seem like a time when not a lot happens out in the garden. It gets cold, there is less sunlight, and things begin to die. Of course, the most seasoned gardeners will know that while there isn’t as much to do over winter as there is over summer, time doesn’t just stand still. […]

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How to grow basil indoors

Growing something from a seed is hugely satisfying and well worth the weeks of tender love and care that you have to provide.

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How and why you should ‘deadhead’ regularly

Deadheading is actually a fairly therapeutic task that involves snipping away or gently pulling off dead or dying flowers from plants. Doing this on a regular basis is vital for a whole host of reasons.

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The novice gardener’s survival kit

Branching into the world of gardening can be a little overwhelming to begin with, particularly when working in a small, urban space. It’s difficult to know exactly what to invest in and where to store it all. If you’re not careful, costs can spiral out of control quickly, and gardening can feel like an expensive, unsustainable hobby.

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