Pesky April showers aside, spring is officially here: this means it’s time to welcome the return of beautiful living things. There’s no better way to celebrate the change of season than getting out in the garden and planting something new, but it can be a bit intimidating knowing where to start.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best UK garden blogs to read up on everything garden-related, from delicious recipes to inspiring photography.
The Middle-Sized Garden is run by author-journalist-blogger Alexandra Campbell, and is chock-full of great tips and how-to guides on everything from photography tips to landscaping to vegetable-growing guides.
Come here to look at truly beautiful plant photography. The premise behind this blog, run by Helen Malvern, is to capture each day with a single photograph (spoiler alert: they are absolutely gorgeous). This is a great read if you’re feeling uninspired or unsure what to plant next.
Fennel and Fern is a blogging collective full of inspiration, practical tips and delicious recipes – they’ve even got an entire section devoted to tutorials to help you become a better gardener (great for those who have perhaps just moved into a property with a garden and are looking to get a thorough understanding of the craft).
Southbourne Gardens is another must-read, featuring interesting interviews, reviews, recipes and updates on her allotment plot. Make sure you have a browse through the ‘Visit’ section where you can see her posts about travelling to inspiring gardens all around the country.
For those that want a bit more reading, definitely check out the well-written Urban Veg Patch. Written by Caro, this blog is all about creating a beautiful garden for her community in North London – an inspiring read! Make sure you read the ‘Veg Patch History’ which goes through the history of the veg patch all the way back to 1930.
This cleverly-named, amusingly-written blog chronicles one man’s adventures in allotment-plotting. This blog is full of fantastic practical (and money-saving) tips on everything from tidying your greenhouse to seasonal seed-planting advice.
The Dahlia Papers, written by South London-based garden designer Non Morris, is an online journal of beautiful plants and gardens. This is more of an inspiration source than a practical guide, so check this blog out if you’d like to see high-quality photographs taken by someone with a keen eye for detail.
This beautifully-designed site is the work of English garden John Tebbs. In addition to featuring absolutely stunning photo series, you can also visit the online garden shop where you can buy everything from a copper bird feeder to a ceramic vases to fancy trowels.
Written by gardener David Marsden, this blog features photo series on gardens, plants and landscapes from all around the country, as well as little thought pieces and funny anecdotes. It’s definitely worth a read: Marsden is a talented, humorous writer and the photos are truly beautiful.
This blog – written by Nadine Pierce, who also blogs at eatingedinburgh.com – documents the adventures of a Scottish couple’s foray into gardening in their home in Pentland Hills. The blog also features recipes, recommended reading and little news bits happening in the industry.
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