The Middle-Sized Garden Blog

9 tips for great winter garden photographs even if you’ve only got a phone

By Alexandra Campbell December 21st, 2014

Getting a garden really ignited my love of photography, but I still don’t have much of a camera.  I mainly use my phone or (less often) a tiny Sony Cybershot. And I’ve found that winter garden photography is definitely…

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My favourite garden tool is…

By Alexandra Campbell December 14th, 2014

My favourite garden tool is my phone. There’s Twitter (best on the phone – you can indulge in a little light banter while stuck in the potting shed…). Then there’s Instagram, a photography phone app…

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Why Twitter has become THE social media home for gardeners…

By Alexandra Campbell December 7th, 2014

‘Twitter gardeners are always online, so there’s always something happening,’ says Sarah Raven Kitchen & Garden (@srkitchengarden):’It’s where we have the most interaction with other gardeners and companies’. Amicia de Moubray (@dodplacegdns) finds ideas for…

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Adam Henson on where to sow your carrots and why middle-sized gardens matter…

By Alexandra Campbell November 30th, 2014

In the wonderful world of Countryfile – where ‘gritty’ means something stuck on your boot, rather than sex and violence – presenter Adam Henson is talking to me about the new Countryfile DVD and how gardening…

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How to save money by making glorious Christmas decorations from your garden

By Alexandra Campbell November 23rd, 2014

If your garden is looking as brown and muddy as mine, then you might not think of it for Christmas decorations. But Julies Davies of Julie Davies Flower Workshops has just run a workshop here to show…

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What The Experts Didn’t Tell You About Layering Bulbs

By Alexandra Campbell November 16th, 2014

Now that the bulb sales are in full swing, the middle-sized wallet can start thinking about funding a bulb lasagne. Layering bulbs in pots was everywhere last year. You half-fill a garden pot, then plant…

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The 6 secrets of transforming your garden with paint colour

By Alexandra Campbell November 9th, 2014

My garden furniture is a mish-mash of hand-me-downs and junk shop finds. So how to avoid looking like a middle-sized muddle? After looking round friends’ gardens and going on garden visits, I realised that garden…

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Why blog about your garden?

By Alexandra Campbell November 2nd, 2014

There are lots of reasons why blogging is good for your garden – or your business. But blogging takes time and effort, and it may not work. Check out these reasons why blogging works, and…

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