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Earlier this month, we spoke with Lisa Fearn from The Pumpkin Patch to talk about the importance of getting children into gardening and the valuable skills they can learn from doing so. Lisa spoke to us about the classes The Pumpkin Patch run, favourite recipes for homegrown food, and seasonal cooking. Our interview with The Pumpkin Patch 1. You have five children of your own who all love gardening. How did you get them into it to start with? It wasn’t a matter of getting them into it, they just started

Earlier this month we caught up with Samantha Lagan, who works with Trees for Cities to help make cities across the world a greener, healthier, more attractive place to live. All of the advice and tips about planting and looking after trees was also kindly supplied by Harry Thacker, Urban Forest Manager at Trees for Cities.  Check out what Trees for Cities do, how they help cities, and how to properly plant and care for trees in our interview below. Our interview with Trees for Cities 1. Trees for Cities

Featured image credit: David Marsden Earlier this month, we spoke to David from The Anxious Gardener about how he became a self-employed gardener, how other people can do the same, and some great tips for attracting wildlife to your garden. Check out our interview below. Our interview with The Anxious Gardener 1. You started gardening 10 years ago, has much changed between then and now? For me, the major change in the last ten years has been the smartphone. Not only does it allow me to interact easily with people on

Featured image credit: Stan Griep Earlier this month, we spoke with Stan Griep, the Master Rosarian at Gardening Know How, about growing and caring for roses. A Master Rosarian has to grow roses for years and years and contribute significantly to the realm of rose growing in order to achieve their title, so Stan has a wealth of experience which he has kindly shared with us. Check out our interview below: Our interview with Gardening Know How 1. You have years of experience growing roses in cold climates. How difficult is

Need to know what to do in your garden but don’t know where to start? We’ve looked at 4 key areas for gardening and provided 5 top tips for each to help you make a start on your garden. Our 4 key areas of focus are: Seasonal Gardening – we’ve covered tips for the whole year, not just the current season, but if you want to know more in detail about month-by-month gardening head over to Shedstore’s blog Eco-Friendly Gardening – eco-friendly gardening is a huge part of making sure that you

Featured Image Credit: British Hedgehog Preservation Society Earlier this month, we caught up with British Hedgehog Preservation Society to talk about why hedgehogs are a gardener’s best friend, how we can help cater for them in our gardens, and what they should be eating if you do find one in your garden. Check out our interview below! Our interview with British Hedgehogs 1. Why are hedgehogs known as ‘A gardener’s best friend’? Hedgehogs are famous for eating bugs, slugs and snails, although they do eat a huge range of other garden invertebrates

We spoke with Mark from Mark’s Veg Plot about the space you need to have your own veg plot, the difference between top and potting soil, and how to choose vegetables suitable for your garden and climate. Check out our interview below. Our interview with Mark’s Veg Plot 1. Living in a “typical” English suburban property, the word ‘space’ must leave you feeling anxious where gardening is concerned. What are your 5 best tips for readers looking to optimise their garden space and make the most out of their home

The humble bumblebee is more important than many may think! We spoke to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust about the importance of these little invertebrates and how to help save them from further depletion. Take a read of our interview below. Our interview with Bumblebee Conservation Trust 1. A lot of people probably don’t know how important bumblebees are in terms of wildlife. Why should people be concerned about their declining numbers? Our charismatic bumblebees are keystone species, holding a unique and vital role in the way the ecosystem functions. These

This week we caught up with Victoria, avid allotment-grower and the mind behind Southbourne Gardens. We talk about all the benefits and advice for starting up an allotment, as well as a delicious insight into some great ideas on storing fresh produce! Have a read of our interview below. Our interview with Southbourne Gardens 1. What made you decide that you wanted to run your own allotment having had no previous gardening experience? When I was a growing up in Weston-super-Mare, we used to drive past a local allotment site

Earlier this month, we spoke to Alison from The Blackberry Garden about setting up a garden from scratch to get some excellent tips for people just getting started with gardening, and especially for people who work full time and want to know how they can make the most of their garden. Take a look at our interview with Alison below. Our interview with The Blackberry Garden 1. What made you decide to set up a garden from scratch? I had always been interested in gardening but I had a very

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