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Lavender Hedge

Flowers and gardens have played a huge part in my life for over thirty years, as a gardener, flower arranger,  garden designer and garden photographer, so I have created this website to share my passion and I hope that you find inspiration for your own garden. My garden hero and inspiration was the late Geoff Hamilton.

Le Jardin Perdu

The joys and tribulations of gardening in France

Learn How To Garden

Learn How To Garden Dot Com is run by Mark Abbot-Compton.

Mark’s video show – The 10 Minute Gardener – came about because his Mother wanted advice on gardening…but was only prepared to invest 10 minutes of her life a day on her garden.

Now Betty is in her 80s – so if she can do it, then so can you! And that’s the purpose of Learn How To Garden – to give you the kind of information that you need, and fill in the ‘holes’ of the teaching of some of the so-called ‘Experts.’

Life at No. 27

Annabelle is a successful freelance writer, blogger and vlogger using her fresh approach to promote the joys of gardening and Grow Your Own.

Inspiring more people, particularly the younger generation, to put down their phones and pick up a spade. Annabelle has become a regular face at events throughout the gardening calendar and hosts a monthly radio show where she shares her allotment journey, the latest in the gardening industry and top tasks each month.

Life on Pig Row

High on the Saddleworth hills, the Oldham family (Andrew, Carol and Little D) have created an inspiring kitchen garden which provides a wealth of rich flavours for the kitchen and larder. Their make do and mend attitude was born out of three years of recreating a Dig For Victory garden on their 1/4 acre plot. Their journey towards self-sufficiency and voluntary simplicity has featured in Sainsbury's Magazine, My Mail Garden, The Guardian, Saddleworth Independent, Landscape Magazine, Northern Soul and The Cottage Gardener. Andrew has been an Ask the Expert for Grow Your Own and they write a regular column for Saddleworth Independent.  Their blog follows their ups and downs throughout the year.

Leaves From My Garden

I have always gardened, ever since I could hold a trowel.   I love gardening….and dogs….and reading….and cooking……and craft work….. and photography…………… I am a Polymath. I sip the nectar of my interests by flying from one to t’other whilst juggling everything life throws at me. But gardening really makes my heart sing……….except when I am knee deep in sludgy soggy clay!

Lakeshore Garden

There has always been the dream of a garden in my adult life. As a child, I grew up in a small city garden, lovingly tended by my parents. Now my own garden has found me, a 1/2 acre property in the heart of Atlanta, GA. A long way from home, and a vastly different gardening experience. I used to love summer outdoors, now fall and spring are the seasons to come alive in the flower beds and the times I thrive in my  life and soul.

This is the story of my garden.

Lavender & Leeks

We are very lucky to come from a long line of agricultural workers and gardeners, surrounded by the countryside and country life, situated in a small village in Hampshire. Having spent all our lives living in the same village we are country through and through. We love the simple things; home grown veg, wild flowers, freshly baked bread and the great outdoors. That is where we get most of our inspiration from, the textures and tones of the natural elements show through our designs and products. We want to get back to basics, back to a time when quality prevailed and things were not only made to last, but looked great too.

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London Cottage Garden

Welcome to my blog which is about having a cottage garden in London. We are in Highgate, north London but I’m hoping people all over London will be interested as well in other towns and cities.

I’d sum up the style as being jumbled close planting of shrubs and simple perennials with lots of bulbs, self seeders and herbs. I’m aiming for a chaotic abundance of colour, scent and movement.

This blog will be about how I work on creating this style of garden and what I love about it – what I plant and what I don’t – what has worked and what hasn’t and how we use the space.

Lovely Greens

My mission on Lovely Greens is to show how to live a greener and more garden centred lifestyle. Growing your own food is a growing interest, especially with those who’ve not done it before. Whether you have a large garden or tiny balcony, it’s not only possible to grow your own but you can use your fresh produce in the kitchen and in handmade skincare.

Through blogs and videos I show how to grow organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and then use them to make wholesome meals and handmade beauty products. I’m also a huge fan of a good garden or home DIY project and I showcase those ideas too.