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The Unconventional Gardener

Since the dawn of the new millennium, when she sowed a few seeds in pots as a way to reduce her food miles, Emma Cooper has been smitten with edible and useful plants. She’s never happier than when she’s in her garden, up to her elbows in compost and tangled in twine. She went from gardening newbie to keen gardener to a passionate plant nerd in record time, resulting in the publication of her first book – The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z is the story of her first garden, and the wonderful and wacky plants that grew there.

The Urban Fuchsia + Blog

Want to know everything there is to know about fuchsias? Then you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Hortulus Fuchsiarum, the little urban fuchsia garden at Fuchsias in the City. This city refuge is cloistered within the high-rises of Manhattan and inhabited by fuchsias, hostas, ferns, astilbes and way too many other shade-loving plants. But, hey, it's the City, OK? We're used to being crowded.

The Urban Veg Patch

I started writing my gardening blog when a group of us were funded to grow food in the overgrown gardens of our homes, a 1930s estate near Hampstead Heath in North London. It's now more of a solo project but my vision is to create a beautiful community space for growing herbs, veg, fruit and flowers. I'm Caro; welcome to the Urban Veg Patch.

Veg Plotting

Hello and welcome! My name's Michelle and I've been chatting away as VP since 2007.

Thanks for visiting Veg Plotting and I hope you enjoy your time here.

When I set up Veg Plotting, I intended to write solely about my allotment, but I soon found too many other things were crowding in which I need to talk about. My plot is now my place for inspiration as well as providing some of the subject matter.

Vergette Gardens

I’m Tanya Batkin and I work as a Garden Designer for Vergette Ltd.

Vergette Ltd – Garden Design can be found on the border of Hereford and Worcester in the fabulous Teme Valley we design gardens in and around the UK as well as Internationally.

I love growing plants, design and cake (not always in that order) and I’m always happy to have a chat.

Veddw House Garden

A blog about my favourite garden, written by one of my favourite gardeners. Now please stop twisting my arm, Anne!

If you visit this garden, don’t tell Anne Wareham you think the garden’s “nice” or “pretty”. You may end up hospitalised.

Visit early in the day to catch a glimpse of Anne’s husband, Charles Hawes, embarking on a naked rabbit shooting expedition.

Views from my garden bench

I’m Bec a 40-something southerner (not a Cockney) who accidentally arrived in Manchester over 20 years ago – it’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.

I love my life here – there is so much to see and do – music, food, heritage – close to the hills and coast too.

I do spend a lot of time in our garden too…. weeding, watering and planting but also planning, thinking and reflecting on life.

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Vertical Veg

In 2009, I discovered I was able to grow much more food that I thought was possible on my small balcony in London. This changed my life.  I  started to eat better, tastier food. My growing connected me to the city and local community in new ways and provided a constant source of joy and fulfilment.

In 2010, I started Vertical Veg to inspire and support people to grow food in the city – and to benefit from its rewards.  I also wanted to raise awareness that you don’t need a garden to grow food – any small patch of concrete that gets a bit of sun will do!