News, Interviews and Competitions
Find out the latest garden-based news, read interviews with the experts, and enter some great competitions to win goodies for your garden. It’s all here.
We’re just days away from the Shed of the Year Competition closing for entries for 2015 and the entries just keep pouring in. The competition is a fascinating chance to see how innovative and exceptional a garden shed can be and how it’s much more tha
Posted: April 07, 2015
Posted: March 24, 2015
Sheds are a major part of gardens in the UK. Sheds can improve the quality of the garden as well as provide a place for children to enjoy the outdoors, and even create personal get-a-ways for adults. People tend to give their sheds a very personal t
About Phil McCann
Phil McCann has worked on BBC Gardener's World and is an experienced horticultrual consultant, previously working for the RHS, Unwins Seeds and Hillier Nurseries.
Phil has kindly used his experience
Gardening is a productive hobby to have and can lead to your outdoor areas looking spectacular, plus it can also be very good for your health. It has been found to act almost like a type of therapy and it can be very useful in reducing stress. This
Firstly a massive thanks to everyone who entered! We are really glad to see so many people share a passion for allotments and it's been a pleasure to read about what you've all been doing on your plots.
So here are the winners for the blogger,
Posted: August 18, 2014
Our first entry is a hearty Vegetable Cobbler from Angela
This is a hearty recipe, although it contains no meat it makes for a filling and satisfying meal. It's also really quite healthy too, the only fat is the small amount
Posted: August 14, 2014
A friend once described my blog as 'like a well stocked department store; there's something for everyone on every floor' and another as 'quirky and fun'
Veg Plotting isn't just about the veg I grow on my allotment, my allotment is the place where much of the inspiration for my blog's content comes from. There are stories about my garden, my travels, seasonal recipes and of course plenty of fruit and veg. My 52 Week Salad Challenge is now in its third year with its regular Salad Days feature on the fourth Friday of the month. I also love the sense of community I have with my blog, from readers old and new, plus people joining in with all kinds of events and schemes such as my virtual Shows of Hands project for the Chelsea Fringe earlier this year.
Posted: August 06, 2014
Our first entry is from Louise, her three kids, daddy and a lovely Labbie
Our veg patch is under the guidance of head gardener, mummy, and junior gardeners Harry (8), Tilly (6) and Felicity (3). Our weed control manager, daddy