The Middle-Sized Garden Blog

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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How safe is your blog…your website…your photos? And what to do about it…

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell May 30th, 2015 in: Writing & blogging help

I’d just enjoyed a lovely day at The Chelsea Flower Show with a dear friend. And the Middlesized Garden had also been accredited for Press Day. This, along with my no 5 ranking of the ‘UK’s…

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10 Irresistible Objects of Desire for Your Garden

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell May 23rd, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Once you’ve tutted or gasped at the show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it’s time to think about what you really, really want. You’re probably not going to imitate Dan Pearson’s 2015 ‘Best…

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Easy and almost free – 10 frugal tips for great gardens

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell May 10th, 2015 in: Gardening on a budget

As I took photographs round the garden early one May morning, I realised that many of the plants and flowers I love most have also been the cheapest – or even free. So this round-up of what’s…

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6 fab ideas you can steal from two very different gardens…

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell May 3rd, 2015 in: Garden style & living

Middle-sized gardens rarely open to the public, but when they do, they have some wonderful lessons and inspiration for ‘ordinary gardeners’. Two must-visit gardens this summer are Pheasant Farm at Oare, Kent and its neighbour, Pheasant Barn, jointly open…

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