On the hunt for plants in the city of Venice!

Regular guest blogger Clean.Living.Clare has been on her travels, and in search of plants, what else!? I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the Adriatic jewel of Venice last week. Famed for its beautiful palaces, endless bridges and emerald canals, this city has to be on everyone’s bucket list. Whilst there, I thought I…

Are you gardening outside of the box?

Gardening and social media expert, James Robbins guest blogs on whether gardening television is still as relevant, especially now we have many other medias to soak up our information from. In a world abundant with information, I often wonder what influences where we choose to get it? When everyone can become an instant expert via the tiny glass screen…

How to find private gardens to visit when you’re on holiday

Honoured to have guest blogger Alexander Campbell here advising us how to use social media to find hidden gardens: Would you like to see private gardens while you’re on holiday? Open gardens schemes all over the world – and social media – mean that you can! I recently went to Australia to visit family. Before I left…

The ban on gnomes by the Garden Ninja

In the second of the series of blogs covering the story of the gnome, guest blogger ‘The Garden Ninja’ explores why gnomes attract haters…!  “Why are gnomes under threat? Gardening has always been a serious hobby; taking time, effort, some horticultural skill and patience. Commercial garden centres have over taken many of the local nurseries and…

The history of the gnome by the Garden Ninja

Guest blogger, Lee (a.k.a The Garden Ninja!) delves into the history of the gnome! “Garden gnomes are often seen as lovable. The brightly-coloured, terracotta models stand steadfast in gardens all year, just like its summer every day. My hazy childhood gardening memories are filled with explorations of neighbouring gardens trying to find gnomes, or racing around…