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    10th September 2011GeneralStephanie Donaldson

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    If you love gardening, plants or gardens then gardening blogs are a great place to turn for inspiration. There’s so many fantastic blogs out there and featuring them all is going to be near impossible. To start with here’s a small list of my favourite gardening blogs which are well worth dipping into. No statistics have been used to rank these – I just happen to like them.

    • The Galloping Gardener – Charlotte has compiled a comprehensive list and reviews of spectacular gardens to visit throughout the UK and beyond.
    • Blackpitts – horticultural musings from the gardener James Alexander-Sinclair
    • Wisteria and Cow Parsley – another blog that shares a passion for gardening and cats
    • Ryans Garden – allotment keeper, writer and urban gardener Ryan Lewis
    • The Guardian‘s aptly named ‘gardening blog’ – Here you’ll find regular contributions from well known bloggers and writers including Helen Johnstone (of the Patient Gardener – see below), Allan Jenkins, Blanche Vaughan and Caroline Foley amongst others
    • The Patient Gardener – amateur gardener Helen Johnstone writes from her garden set into the Malvern Hills
    • The Inelegant Gardener – everything you need to know about growing garden produce through to cooking it
    • My Tiny Plot – Gill Carson’s popular blog on growing your own fruit and vegetables
    • BBC Gardening Blog – horticultural inspiration from some of the best known names including : Sally Nex, Bob Flowerdew, Jim McColl and Alys Fowler
    • Gardeners World – Regular contribution on all manner of gardening topics ranging from broad topics such as composting to more specialist articles by experts in their fields such as Jekka McVicar
    • John Grimshaw – fascinating horticultural views from a fellow author and plantaholic
    • The Enduring Gardener – a bit of shameless self promotion

    If that’s not enough to keep you out of mischief then you might want to check out Blotanical. This universal garden blog directory allows you to search by country. The mapping feature also enables you to pinpoint gardening blogs near you.

    I’d like to add that this list is by no means complete. If you feel that your blog deserves a mention let us know with your comments below :

     

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