The Middle-Sized Garden Blog

Gardening for commuters – how to create a sensational garden in your spare time

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell January 31st, 2016 in: Gardening know how

Do you go to work in the dark – then come back in the dark – for around six months of the year? Does your commute feel like time wasted away from the things you…

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7 essential tools to make your gardening life really easy

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell January 24th, 2016 in: Gardening know how

It is time to go further than anyone has ever been before – to the very bottom of the Middlesized Garden tool trug. Now is the time to winkle trowels out of trugs, scrabble in…

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How to de-clutter your shed or garage quickly and easily

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell January 17th, 2016 in: The Middlesized House

Are you haunted by the contents of your shed, garage or loft? Is it full of things that ‘might come in useful one day’? Does your back ache when you even think about emptying it?…

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Transform your blog or social media with brilliant photos

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell January 10th, 2016 in: Writing & blogging help

If you blog, tweet or Facebook about your garden, you need wonderful images. If you run a business in the gardening world (or any other world), you need great photos for your website or portfolio….

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9 things to do differently in the garden this year

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell January 4th, 2016 in: Garden style & living

What will you be doing differently in the garden 2016? I’ve looked back over the pictures and interviews of last year to see what new tips, directions and ideas will be on my must-do list……

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What the mild weather is doing to your garden…& what you should do about it

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell December 20th, 2015 in: Gardening know how, Uncategorized

As we are experiencing the mildest winter since records began, I asked the RHS whether there was any impact on the garden. Do we need to be taking precautions? Is there anything to worry about?…

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What your festive door wreath says about you…

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell December 13th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

A Christmas door wreath is now a major style decision. Should you have one that’s artistic, traditional, Nordic, minimalist or creative? Lights? Fruit? Chillies? Biscuits? Make or buy? I am dithering. Friends are supporting up-and-coming…

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7 reasons why a garden can make you very angry

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell December 6th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

What makes you angry? Is it somebody nipping into a parking space ahead of you? People dropping litter in front of your house? Or the prospect of developers building hundreds of houses on green fields across…

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The very best garden gifts for under £25 – or make your own!

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell November 29th, 2015 in: Gardening on a budget

If your friends or family love gardening, garden-y Christmas presents are perfect because things wear out (gloves, etc) or get lost (tools etc). But nothing’s worse than gifts that don’t work – like those decorative…

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How to save money by moving plants

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell November 22nd, 2015 in: Gardening on a budget

Have you got a spot in your garden that you want to spend money on? Before you buy new plants, check the overgrown beds to see whether you already have what you need. I’ve been…

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Re-vamp your shed – a really short & easy guide

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell November 15th, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Painting your shed a striking colour is the quickest and easiest way to re-vamp it. Ever since my friend Rosie Turner painted her garden shed in Barbie-doll pink, we’ve all been plotting fabulous paint transformations…

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The 8 best perfect-for-privacy garden trees

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell November 8th, 2015 in: Gardening know how

Do you have a neighbour’s window over-looking your garden? An ugly view or a street-lamp? The days of planting gloomy conifers to prevent people peering in are over – they can even be illegal if…

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