Backlane Notebook

Gardening is one of my greatest pleasures both here at home and on my allotment. I spend a great deal of time in my walled town garden fiddling around with new planting plans in an attempt to maintain a garden with all year interest.

Growing fruit and vegetables is enormously satisfying and led me to write Allotment Gardening an Organic Guide for Beginners.  Since most allotment produce is annual, new skills can be learned and added to every year, plus it’s a great opportunity to try new varieties. My latest excitement is growing flowers. In the eighteen months since I started a cut flower bed on the allotment I have filled two vases most weeks and rarely buy flowers.

The Backyard Larder

Welcome. I created The Backyard Larder to share my discoveries about how to grow perennial vegetables and how to cook them too.

Barn House Garden

The garden at Barn House is located on a secluded hillside above the beautiful Wye Valley. Surrounded by meadows and woodland, it’s been an inspiring place to create a garden. The result is bold plantings of ornamental grasses and other resilient flowering perennials.

The acre garden is divided into two, with the house sitting at the bottom of what was a rocky slope. Storm drainage was installed in 2006. In the process 100 tonnes of red sandstone were excavated. The biggest challenge has been how to prepare areas for planting.


The Belmont Rooster

The Belmont Rooster will be a blog, like before, mainly about gardening, the plants I have grown since 2009, life on the farm, healthy living and alternative medicine, GMO’s, etc. You know, the things that interest gardeners and people who try to live a healthy lifestyle. Now, folks, there are a few other topics that I have become interested in lately that I would also like to share with you, mainly to share what I have read. I would kind of like your opinion, too.

I have been gardening for a while now and really enjoy trying new plants. I have my favorites, of course, but I always try to add a few new ones ever year. I have gardened in Missouri, Minnesota, California and Mississippi. BUT I only have photos from Missouri and Mississippi.

Beta Garden Girl

My replacement garden diary – one day an alpha will emerge.

The Biking Gardener

Welcome to my blog about gardening and gardens in Ireland and in the East Midlands in the UK.

I moved to Ireland in January 2013 and lived in North Wexford until june 2016.

On this blog I will be describing lots of aspects of gardening, including what I am doing in the garden here, new plants, gardening tips, gardens I have visited, events and experiences.

The Blackberry Garden

Amateur, certainly not an expert, but obsessional gardener based in Leicester. I love writing about my garden, garden visits I have made and garden related subjects. Some of things I think are garden-related might be a little tenuous.

The Blooming Garden

This blog is not about lawn care, double digging or when to plant your Brussels sprouts although I do grow vegetables and I do dig.

It is about sharing my love of beautiful plants and the ongoing pleasure and pain of trying to turn the overgrown, neglected acre round my sixteenth century cottage in rural Suffolk into a floral Paradise.

Gardeners are supposed to come in two categories: the collectors and the artists. I try hard to reconcile my need to collect more and more plants with my desire to create beautiful garden pictures.

I invite you into my garden to see how I deal with my twin obsessions. I hope to show you some wonderful plants and to tell you how to grow them. Sometimes I will share a peek at other gardens I visit.

The Bohemian Raspberry

I am The Bohemian Raspberry and I am very pleased to meet your acquaintance (also known as Bo, Chelle or Michelle if your prefer traditional).

A little about me, I am a Wife, I am a Mum, I am a student and I am a obsessed with gardening!

Not so long ago I had the pleasure of taking on my very own allotment. I’ve decided to blog about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of my little lottie.

The Bonnie Gardener

Scottish gardener and blogger.

Bridge Nursery Blog

I live in Blackmore Vale, north Dorset, in an old mill with an acre of garden. It sounds romantic, but it is not the idyllic scene you are picturing! The mill is a converted 1920s industrial building that came with plenty of expensive problems that we are still working on after 9 years. And the whole of Blackmore Vale is low-lying and flood-prone and blessed with heavy, chalky clay. Not for nothing does one neighbour have a lake in the garden, which is an old excavation for a brickworks!

Brimfields.com Gardening & Photography

Welcome to brimfields.com, thank you for visiting.
This is my new blog covering two interests in The Life of Brian, photography and gardening.

I recently started to develop a blog about my photography along-side my other blog Our Garden@19, which I first published two years ago. These two have now been merged into brimfields.com.

Roger Brook – the no dig gardener

I want you to read my blog because you like it. Not because of who I am. Which is probably why it’s taken so long to write this page! As a former lecturer in horticulture, deprived of the pleasure of public communication, I have turned to blogging.

Why call my blog ‘No dig gardener’ when I write about other things too? I even write about digging! When we searched for a title, nothing else seemed satisfactory. Brenda suggested that if anything in gardening defines me, it is my failure to dig. Ergo, when you add my penchant for self-publicity you have ‘Roger Brook no dig gardener’. Once upon a time I feared to Google my name for fear of what I might find. I now do it all the time!