The Unconventional Gardener

Since the dawn of the new millennium, when she sowed a few seeds in pots as a way to reduce her food miles, Emma Cooper has been smitten with edible and useful plants. She’s never happier than when she’s in her garden, up to her elbows in compost and tangled in twine. She went from gardening newbie to keen gardener to a passionate plant nerd in record time, resulting in the publication of her first book – The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z is the story of her first garden, and the wonderful and wacky plants that grew there.

The Urban Fuchsia + Blog

Want to know everything there is to know about fuchsias? Then you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Hortulus Fuchsiarum, the little urban fuchsia garden at Fuchsias in the City. This city refuge is cloistered within the high-rises of Manhattan and inhabited by fuchsias, hostas, ferns, astilbes and way too many other shade-loving plants. But, hey, it’s the City, OK? We’re used to being crowded.

The Urban Veg Patch

I started writing my gardening blog when a group of us were funded to grow food in the overgrown gardens of our homes, a 1930s estate near Hampstead Heath in North London. It’s now more of a solo project but my vision is to create a beautiful community space for growing herbs, veg, fruit and flowers. I’m Caro; welcome to the Urban Veg Patch.