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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Attack of the slugs and snails

They may be slow and squidgy, but snails and slugs have an amazing ability to get everywhere. Under the cover of nighttime they descend – especially after heavy rainfall – and wreak total havoc.

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