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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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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How and why you should plant things in pots

Gardening is something that almost anyone can take part in; the reason for this is, of course, the mighty plant pot. And what’s even better is almost anything can become a plant pot, so you don’t have to shell out tonnes of cash on expensive terracotta designs.

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Turning my yard into a garden

I’m beginning to realise that gardening is certainly no walk in the park. Over the past two years I’ve made mistakes in terms of my choice of plants, suffered from brutal slug and snail invasions and scoured the internet for advice more times than I can remember.

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