Can social media improve your gardening?

There’s no doubt that social media is the new way to communicate. And it may remain the preferred mode of communication for some years to come. But can you use it to improve your gardening? Our guest blogger for today’s post is Robbie Cave. Robbie has worked in retail horticulture for his entire adult life….

Confessions of a plant geek

‘Geekiness’ might be considered cool now. But what about those of us who took a long time to come to terms with it? Known as ‘Phytonerd’ on his social media channels, Conrad McCormick is a fellow plant geek. He is a BBC radio contributer, as well as a designer, speaker and writer. He also loves…

Instagram Plant Spy: the creative world of flower flat-lay

Have you heard of flat-lay? It’s all over Instagram right now, and it’s actually super simple to do. It’s just the action of laying out some materials neatly, and then taking the photo from above. The result is usually totally lovely, and attracts lots of likes! You do have to be a little creative though,…

Why should you listen to a podcast whilst you’re in the garden?

Social media can be noisy, with lots of chatter, and perhaps sometimes more talk than action.. That’s why it’s so important to get our hands INTO THE SOIL. This should be our time away from it all. It’s a time to switch off from the outside world and enjoy the peaceful, great outdoors during those…

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…

5 brilliant and unusual Instagram accounts for plant lovers!

I lurrrrve Instagram, not just for the cats sleeping on shelves, but also for the wonderful world of plants! There are some incredibly innovative and creative accounts on Instagram, and I wanted to share my favourite 5 with you all. Enjoy! ONE. Paper houseplants by @corriebethmakes These paper creations are just amazing, and I love their…