The Middle-Sized Garden Blog

Love your pots! 25 inspiring & practical ideas for container planting

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell July 26th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Pots are the best way of creating an instant garden. You can grow any plant in a pot. You can use pots as focal points, to create garden colour and to have everything looking gorgeous…

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How to change your neighbourhood (and your life) with gardening

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell July 19th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Have you got a patch of bare earth near you? There’s a new kind of middle-sized garden popping up in our cities, towns and villages – the volunteer-run community garden. Thousands of amateur gardeners are…

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How to Have a Glorious Country Garden On A Tight Budget

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell July 11th, 2015 in: Gardening on a budget

Half an acre is a big garden if you have no professional help. Especially if you commute daily to a full time job in town. Kylie O’Brien is an award-winning former gardening editor of the…

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12 Creative Tips For a Stunning Urban Garden

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell July 5th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Do you have a typical urban garden? Usually it’s rectangular. It can be seen from the house. And, although you’d like it to look larger, somehow you never have the time to make it look…

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Behind the scenes at the gardening radio programme

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell June 28th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

It’s 6.30am on Sunday morning. Andy Garland of BBC Radio Kent is at the front door, with producer Caroline Wordsworth and an outside broadcast van to broadcast the popular Sunday Gardening programme from Faversham Open…

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Secrets you can steal from your neighbour’s garden…

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell June 21st, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Etiquette is tricky in the middle-sized world when it comes to what you ‘see’ in a neighbour’s garden.  If your neighbour has a habit of sun-bathing topless, then it’s invading their space to comment – when you…

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Why your windows are the most important part of your garden….

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell June 14th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

What do you see when you look out of your window? If you have a middle-sized town garden, there may be all sorts of things you can’t do anything about – such as next door’s…

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The ‘Secret Garden’ Strategy – how to turn forgotten into fabulous

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell June 7th, 2015 in: Gardening on a budget

Was ‘The Secret Garden’ one of your favourite childhood books? I think there’s a bit of ‘secret garden’ in everyone’s back yard – but those neglected patches can be magical, too. And you can revive…

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