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Carrots and Calendula

Hi, I’m Ciar, a writer and a mum of three (plus two hay-hungry guinea pigs) which doesn’t leave me with anywhere near as much time as I would like to pursue my passion for gardening. My offspring (aka the Little Weeds) would usually rather stare at a screen than join me in the great outdoors, unless it’s to play a dangerous sounding game on the trampoline (crack the egg anyone?). I want to change that and have a year (hopefully more) of living wholesomely – spending more time outside, growing our own fruit, veg and flowers and creating fantastic places to work, rest and play in our newish back garden. I particularly like the idea of growing flowers and veg side by side hence the name of the blog.

The Chatty Gardener

Love gardening? I do.
Read my articles on open gardens, interviews with passionate growers giving tips, reviews of the best books on gardening and using your produce. I also hunt out those special nurseries, take a look at the top flower shows and tell you what’s happening in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

Cleve Nursery Blog

Welcome the Blog of Cleeve Nursery. It is professionally written by Alan Down [Master of Horticulture] partner of Cleeve Nursery and the Western Daily Press garden correspondent. Its full of gardening tips and advice with over 40 years of experience. We welcome any comments to help our blog bloom just like our gardens!

A Coastal Plot

I’m Sam and I live with my husband, three children (who are growing up too fast), dog and two cats in a village by the sea. I’m co-founder of the website ‘Agnes – the life guide for teenage girls‘, a part-time freelance editor/writer and a full-time mum.
We moved here from London in 2012 and I write about our family life, our efforts to renovate the garden (on chalk and quite exposed, which poses various challenges), the progress of the seasons and the beautiful surrounding countryside. My posts will no doubt stray into other subjects – food, the village, what’s going on in the wider world – but I hope you will enjoy visiting here.

 


Creating my own garden of the Hesperides

The garden of the Hesperides was where Hercules had to go to find the golden apples, references to it  in Italian Renaissace gardens are a symbolic way of comparing the garden to paradise, a way of achieving imortality through hard work. So this garden is, for me, my paradise and certainly the hard work in achieving it will bring its own reward.

Cynefin

I am a 26 year old human interested in sustainable food and farming. I will be writing blogposts based on my own experiences growing food and my thoughts on various food issues in general. Warning: there may be some poems.

The Cynical Gardener

Hi, I’m June Saddington.

I’m a Leicestershire, UK, based Professional Gardener and I work at a Botanical  Gardens that is open to the Public on a daily basis. I work in Glasshouses and in all outside areas.

I like growing all sorts of plants, Propagation, Seed collecting, swapping and sowing, I like visiting flower Shows,(big and small), Plant Fairs and National Garden Scheme Gardens.

I blog about things that interest me, products I find useful, interesting or might be of interest to Gardeners in General.