If you love gardening, then you’re probably following a number of gardening blogs to keep up with the latest news, learn new tricks and tips and, of course, find inspiration for your own beautiful gardens and gardening projects.
The internet isn’t short of gardening blogs, and there are plenty to choose from. In this post, we’ve listed our top 10 favourite gardening blogs to follow and why we love them. From vegetable gardening, urban gardening and flower gardens to blogs that cover in-depth information, the latest trends in gardening and deal with common garden problems, you won’t be short of content to read on those days you can’t get in the garden.
1. The Wiliam James & Co Gardeners Blog
William James & Co is a UK garden supply company that regularly posts new updates to their blog covering everything to do with growing fruit, vegetables and edible plants. One of the latest posts looks at the perfect gifts for allotment owners, while another covers what to grow in a polytunnel.
The company was founded in 1954 and are the leading fruit cage supplier in the UK. They certainly have some great content and good ideas on their website and have a lot of knowledge about how to grow the best vegetables with the space you have. Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter while you’re checking out their posts.
2. The Middle-Sized Garden
If your garden is bigger than a courtyard but smaller than an acre, this gardening blog is for you! The Middle-Sized Garden blog has carved a great niche as one of the best gardening blogs by posting practical advice articles about how the avid gardener with a smaller garden can make the most of their space and still enjoy the benefits that come with having a larger garden.
Usefully they break down their content into categories, including ‘container gardening’ and ‘grow your own’. It makes finding the content you want to read really easy, and the posts are short and manageable while being packed with helpful tips.
3. Vertical Veg
If you’re short on space, but want to be a vegetable gardener, Vertical Veg is the place to get great information. The Vertical Veg gardening blog is all about growing food in small spaces and containers and is one of our favorite garden blogs. There’s a great mix of posts suitable for gardeners of all abilities, from beginners to experts. One of the posts on their blog explores how garden writer Mark Ridsdill Smith, grew £900 worth of vegetables on his balcony garden – great inspiration for home gardeners!
Mark’s blog has posts about vegetable gardening as and he always has plenty of ideas for growing your own healthy food on balconies, rooftops, windowsills and anywhere else where you can fit containers. There are also posts on growing flowers so it’s a great mix of gardening content and a good all-rounder if you’re looking to grow your gardening knowledge and creative ideas
4. Gardener’s World
The Gardener’s World brand is well known by many gardeners in the UK and across the world. As well as publishing a magazine the Gardener’s World website is full of excellent articles with tips, advice and interviews with a range of experts and professionals.
Their list of gardening jobs are organised by month and is a very popular series of posts that is well worth bookmarking if you’re ever stuck for ideas in the slow-growing months. As well as talking about plants, they also cover important news and tips for helping garden wildlife like bugs and birds, as well as offering insight into pest control.
5. Grow Veg
Continuing with our multi-media theme, Grow Veg is taking a high tech approach to gardening and blogging with their Garden Planner app. The app allows you to plan your whole garden by adding in beds, planters and equipment like fruit cages, so you have a plan to work with before you start digging. It’s also really useful for keeping a note of your crop rotation plans.
Moving onto their gardening blog, the content spans everything from short and simple posts to complete gardening guides and videos. It’s a great place to explore and uncover new gardening tips from writers around the world. We highly recommend checking it out.
6. The Blooming Garden
The next gardening blog on our best garden blog list is called The Blooming Garden, which has a vast archive of gardening blog posts dating back to November 2013. We love this blog because we’re transported into the gardening journey of Chloris as she gives us her musings and ideas from her garden in Suffolk.
One of our favourite posts talks about some of the best gardening books to borrow or buy. From Peter Beales‘s ‘ Visions of Roses’ to ‘Adventures of a Gardener’ by Peter Smithers, the book reviews mean you’ll almost certainly find a new book to read as well as plenty of top-notch gardening blog posts!
7. Off The Edge Gardening
Off The Edge Gardening is run by Gill Heavens and is a great lifestyle and gardening blog in the UK. Started in 2014, the blog was originally called ‘On The Edge Gardening’ before being renamed to Off The Edge Gardening, which gave the blog a new direction and focus.
Gill shares plenty of amazing photos of her garden that will act as inspiration for your own gardening ideas. It’s not your traditional ‘how to’ gardening blog and is a good choice for those that want a bit of personality with their gardening content.
8. The Frustrated Gardener
Dan is The Frustrated Gardener. Frustrated because there aren’t enough hours in the day to prune, trim and perfect the garden! His blog is a great resource of gardening insights, fantastic imagery and updates from his trips to gardens across the country.
He has been featured on Gardener’s World and started a new initiative based on gardening projects. For examples, posts cover topics such as container gardening and how to use pumpkins for your planting. We can’t wait to see what Dan comes up with next!
9. Green Tapestry
The Green Tapestry is one of the longest-running savvy gardening blogs on this list, with a whole host of insightful and informative posts dating back to 2005! We’ve recently been loving their week of flowers posts which has been filling our feeds with colour and beauty.
Anna, the blog owner, also gives you insights into her own garden and garden process, which is excellent for uncovering new ways to do things and other little tips and tricks. Her blog is updated regularly, and it’s definitely one to watch this year.
10. Jane Perrone
The final gardening blog on our list is by Jane Perrone. Jane has filled her website with a complete mix of content, from blog posts to videos and podcasts. There’s a lot of content to keep you busy which is why Jane’s blog has made our top 10 list.
Jane has released a book called ‘Legends of the Leaf’. It’s a homage to 25 of her favourite houseplants and looks at their history through to how you can look after them to get the best results.
Other notable gardening blogs to read
It’s been hard limiting our best garden blogs to just 10, as there are so many great garden bloggers out there! So here are a few more notable gardening blogs that we recommend reading.
The Pink Shed
The Pink Shed is an allotment gardening blog written by Emma, following her journey as she grows fruits, vegetables and flowers and deals with all the garden projects and issues that arise with gardening.
Cold Climate Gardening
If you’re keen to become a master gardener in a cold climate, you need to read Kathy Purdy’s blog. She has the complete lowdown on growing plants in cold environments.
The Unconventional Gardener
Written by garden blogger Emma Doughty, the Unconventional Gardener is a popular gardening blog that covers everything from growing your own food to ethnobotany and growing plants in space – quite a mix!
Hopefully, these top gardening blogs will give you enough content to keep you inspired this season with your own gardening, be it design ideas, planting vegetables, growing flowers, nurturing ornamental plants or getting to know soil type or the right plants for your plot, and will help you discover some new and exciting ways to advance your own garden journey!
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