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Earlier this month, we caught up with the wonderful Francine from The Kitchen Garden to talk about keeping hens, making a career out of gardening, and getting the most out of a small plot. Take a look at everything we spoke about below. Our interview with The Kitchen Garden 1. What made you decide to use your talent for the garden and hen-keeping after a career in fashion and illustration? Like most good things, my love for gardening just evolved, and while my children were growing up, I was spending

We were lucky enough to have a chat with the great people over at Garden Tower Project to find out about their amazing garden tower. We talk about everything from growing-your-own to how to reap the benefits of this sustainable, vertical garden. Check it out in the interview below! Our interview with Garden Tower Project 1. How did you come up with the idea for the Garden Tower? The Garden Tower was the brainchild of Colin Cudmore of Indianapolis in the USA, who had a ‘eureka’ moment one day whilst listening

Growing your own food can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you are growing in small spaces. But the guys over at VegTrug have created a fantastic range of products that are perfect for just this! Designed to easily slot against walls or into corners/any unused space you have, they are perfect for anyone looking to start gardening with minimal space. Take a look at what we learned about VegTrugs below, as well as what they can be used for and some excellent tips on growing your own

Earlier this month, we were fortunate enough to speak to Emma over at The Unconventional Gardener about growing unusual edible crops and any advice she could give people looking to start growing their own weird and wonderful foods. Emma also spoke about composting and sustainable gardening, giving us plenty of fantastic information to put to work in our own gardens. Check out her interview below. Our interview with The Unconventional Gardener 1. We can see how much you’re interested in unusual edible crops. What made you decide to go down that

Over the years, growing your own food has become a part of everyday life for many people. Between the history of allotments continuing into today, and more and more people becoming actively interested in what goes into their food and where their food comes from, the grow your own craze is picking up traction. Saving the planet and living sustainably is part of it, as is saving money But the key reason most people go in for edible gardening is that you can’t beat the taste of your own home-grown

Whatever time of year it is, there’s always something to do in the garden. It’s great exercise for both mind and body – figuring out why something is thriving or barely surviving, and working out how something will come out in the future are hugely rewarding for any gardener. The interaction between gardener and the environment – and particularly how it changes from spring to winter – is what elevates gardening from outdoor decoration to an art form. Step into spring From March to May, when the days are lengthening

Reduce your carbon footprint, grow food without insecticides, reuse and recycle your own waste – there are many reasons for wanting to approach gardening in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. For every kilogram of fruit and vegetables that you grow and eat, you’ll use less energy and save two kilograms of carbon emissions[1]. Eco-friendly gardening is focused on using fewer pesticides, helping garden wildlife, reducing the amount of waste you create, minimising your use of tap water and using products that are sourced as locally as possible. Growing food organically

Wildlife gardening is a way for gardeners to put out a welcome sign for all the birds and animals who rely on our green spaces to survive. With dozens of species coming under pressure through losing their natural habitats, it has become ever more important for Britain’s gardeners to offer some sort of safe haven for our native wildlife. The RSPB discovered recently that 60 percent of animal and plant species have declined over the past 50 years[1]. Wildlife like wildness, so the trimmed and manicured gardens with decking and

Earlier this month we spoke to Lucy over at Smallest Smallholding to find out more about working with a smallholding, environmentally friendly gardening, and the no-dig gardening approach. Find out more about what Lucy gets up to below! Smallest Smallholding interview 1. You’ve been working with your smallholding properly for 10 years now, what would you say are the biggest challenges you have faced and how have you overcome them? My little backyard ‘smallholding’ has gone from a fair sized garden to a fairly productive piece of land in those

Recently we caught up with John from Allotment Garden to see how much of an impact allotments have had on Britain through the years. as well as some of the challenges of running one and how to overcome them. Check out our interview with John with below. Our interview with Allotment Garden 1. Allotments are a big part of British history; do you think more should be done to preserve the allotment trade in the UK?  Allotments are far more than some historical hangover. People may no longer depend on them

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