I’m available to write features on gardening and lifestyle for magazines. I’ve written for Good Housekeeping, Harpers & Queen, The English Garden, Country Living, She, The FT How to Spend It, The Daily Telegraph, The Times Magazine and many more.
I currently contribute a weekly gardening feature for People’s Friend.
The Middlesized Garden doesn’t accept one-off sponsored or collaborative posts.
If you are thinking of a more broadly-based partnership, such as a brand ambassador or involvement in a campaign, do get in touch. I would be particularly interested to talk to brands interested in sponsoring a YouTube series on the Middlesized Garden YouTube channel.
The Middlesized Garden complies with Advertising Standards Authority regulations and Google guidelines on disclosure. See my disclosure page for more detail.
The Middle-sized Garden takes affiliate links, currently only from Amazon. These are disclosed in accordance with current guidelines. So I will always say when something is an affiliate link.
And I would only accept affiliate links from companies whose products I believe to be right for the readers of this blog.
So, if you are interested in the Middlesized Garden being an affiliate, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do get in touch about giveaways or competitions.
The main requirement is that products should be relevant to readers of the Middlesized Garden. It needs to be something we’ll all find really useful or wonderful to have!
The Middlesized Garden isn’t currently accepting advertising.
The Middle-sized Garden does NOT take guest posts, infographics, link exchanges or payment for links to anchor text.
I’d be happy to guest-blog or ghost-blog for companies. There will be a fee (unless it’s for a charity blog).
I’ve blogged and written for homes and garden sites, and also in other sectors, ranging from information technology to brewing.
Here’s an example of a post I wrote for Wayfair on Why Buying Garden Furniture Is Like Going on Holiday. (it’s at the bottom of the garden furniture page)
And if you’re writing a post for your own blog, I’ll always try to help. Feel free to ask me specific questions or to request a gardening tip.
I’m always interested to hear about new initiatives in the gardening world.
Do get in touch if you would like me to review a book or product suitable for middle-sized gardens.
I’ll give an honest opinion, and will only publish reviews about products, books etc that I really feel will help people who read the blog or view the Middlesized Garden YouTube channel.
It will be made clear that the product or book has been sent free for review.
Fifteen years ago, I moved into a walled English town garden that measures 100ftx80ft (at its widest). I knew nothing about gardening, but I’d been a journalist all my life. I’d written for some of the most famous newspapers and magazines in Britain – Good Housekeeping, Harpers & Queen, The Times, the Daily Telegraph and many more.
It was my job to find experts and filter information. And to extract the elements that were important to my reader – to find out what really mattered to them and deliver information they could use easily.
So I took those skills and applied them to my middle-sized English garden. I talked to top gardeners, read the best gardening books and went on inspiring workshops.
Everything I learned had to pass the middle-sized garden test. How easy is it to do? How long does it take? Will it make the garden look good? Is it affordable? Can you fit this into a family garden or a busy life?
This journey turned into the Middlesized Garden blog, which is now ranked no 6 in the UK Top 10 Garden blogs (Vuelio), and has been short-listed for a number of awards, such as Brilliance in Blogging 2018, Garden Journalist of the Year 2018 and 2017 and more.
The Middlesized Garden blog is now five years old. We had just under one million page views between February 2018-February 2019 (986,562 page views – source Google Analytics).
Over the last year, I’ve also been working hard on the Middlesized Garden YouTube channel, which now has 3K+ subscribers and 32K+ views a month.
I can help you discover what you need on your blog, how to create ideas and headlines for blog-posts and how to promote your blog. Many people have enjoyed tailor-made workshops. (see quotes below).
‘I thoroughly enjoyed Alexandra’s workshop – she listens to the individual needs of the participants and tailors her advice accordingly.’ Paula McWaters, gardening journalist
‘Really useful. I have just started to write my first post.’ Charlotte Rowe, garden designer, Charlotte Rowe Design
‘Very good, very instructive and even slightly surprising…’ Caroline Garland, garden designer.
‘I learned more in two hours with Alexandra than I did on a full day course organised by another company recently.’ Sarah Hammond, Sarah Hammond Garden Design
‘Inspiring and illuminating- I’d recommend Alexandra’s workshops to anyone thinking of starting a blog.’ Amicia de Moubray, author and journalist, Doddington Place Gardens.
‘Alexandra is clear, concise and highly experienced. I left with a clear mind, a sensible action plan, realistic aims and feeling confident.’ Matt Jackson, landscape consultant, Black Sheep Consultants.
NOTE: ALL material on The Middlesized Garden – both text and pictures – is the copyright of The Middlesized Garden. Please contact me to discuss terms if you wish to buy any photographs.