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Recently we caught up with Geoff, the man behind The Guide to Gay Gardening. From keeping hens to making the most out of a smaller, urban garden – we talk about it all and everything in between. Take a look at our interview below. Our interview with The Guide to Gay Gardening 1) What would you say drew you away from the bustling city of London back to your gardening roots? To be honest, I’m a country bumpkin at heart! I originally moved to London for university, and had a

We caught up with the people behind Eat Seasonably, a website that focuses on growing your own or buying food that is in season. We chat about the benefits of this and how eating seasonably can cut the cost of fruit and veg, whilst tasting even more delicious! Check out the interview below. Our interview with Eat Seasonably 1) What are the benefits of seasonal eating and why should people start doing it? Any idea when courgettes come into season? How about cucumbers? No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Research

Autumn Garden Guide: September tasks With summer on the way out, now is definitely the time to start thinking about your garden for autumn. We look at the September tasks that are absolute must-do to make sure your garden survives the change in season as well as making sure all of your hard work over the year doesn’t go to waste! Download our Autumn Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the September edition Download

We caught up with John to talk about our favourite, and underrated, fungal friend – the mushroom! Take a look at our interview below. Our interview with The Mushroom Diary 1. What was the driving force behind your passion for all things mushroom? It’s all about the ‘quiet hunt’ – apart from being enjoyable and (I have to confess) addictive, it can be very rewarding and enlightening. It’s not just the enjoyment of foraging for wild food, but also the opportunity to discover species I’ve never found before, followed by

We’re uncovering the shed habits of the British public so want to hear what you get up to in yours. Is your shed a dumping ground for long forgotten kids toys, or do you use it regularly to escape the outside world? Take our short survey to let us know your shed habits, and you could win your choice of a corner trellis planter or a five-tier mini greenhouse  Terms and Conditions This competition is for UK residents only. You must be over 21 years old to enter this competition.

We spoke to the great people at Capital Growth, London’s food growing network with over 2,000 members, about what they do and how to get involved. They strive to get everyone growing, no matter where they work, what they do or their age. Take a look at our interview with them below. Looking at gardening projects with Capital Growth 1. As London’s largest food growing network, you work with over 2,000 gardens across the city. Where are most of your gardens concentrated? Our member gardens can be found in all

Autumn Garden Guide: August tasks With Summer here, there is still some work to do to help get the garden prepared for the next season. We look at all of the key August tasks that you need to do to make sure your garden thrives through the end of summer and into the start of autumn. Download our Autumn Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the August edition Download Download the 3 month edition

Summer Garden Guide: July tasks Now that Summer is in full-swing your garden should be ready to relax in, but there are still many tasks that need to be done. Make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by following our handy tips, from tying back rambling roses right through to getting your garden buildings look fantastic! Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the printable July edition

We caught up with Catherine Hughes, owner of the Growing Family blog about spending time on allotments and fitting gardening in around a hectic family lifestyle. Catherine is a firm believer in getting children interested in gardening from a young age and works with them in the garden to help encourage them to get more involved. Check out our interview below. Our interview with Growing Family 1. When did you first form an interest in gardening? When I was about 7 years old; my dad gave me my own little

Wild flowers are crucial for helping wildlife across the UK survive, so we caught up with the guys over at Grow Wild to find out how much of an impact their work has. Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest wild flower campaign and brings communities together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants.  Check out our interview with them below. Out interview with Grow Wild 1. Grow Wild is all about repopulating the UK’s wildflower population, having lost 97% of wild flower meadows since 1930. How much

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