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Find the right podcast for your plant passion

Why garden podcasts are the hot new trend…

How to find the garden podcast for your plant passion – with top podcasters The SodShow and On The Ledge, plus the hot new The Plant Based Podcast.

March 30th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Writing & blogging help

Garden photography tips for technophobes. #gardens #gardenphotography

How to improve your garden photography even if you hate tech…

Garden photography and video is now important to almost any garden lover. If you’re on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, or you have a blog or a garden-related business, then the…

March 17th, 2019

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What you need to know if you blog for money #blogging

How to be honest when you blog for money

Do you vlog, podcast or blog for money? And if so, are you doing it legally? Or are you risking your blog being removed from Google listings? Perhaps you get…

October 7th, 2018

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best blogging tips this year

The best blogging tips of the year….

What are your best blogging tips of the year? I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours. Britmums is a blogging collective. Although it’s mainly for parenting bloggers, it…

December 10th, 2017

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Is your blog being stolen by someone who is 'scraping' your posts? Find out and do something about it.

Is someone stealing your blog? (And what to do about it)

How do you know when someone is stealing your blog? And what can you do about it? I’ve just had this experience (not for the first time). So have several…

October 14th, 2017

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Why Facebook is important

Are you missing out? Why Facebook is important

I’ve had so many questions about why Facebook is important in the past few months. Even those who hate social media are tentatively asking me whether I would explain a…

March 5th, 2017

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What does a garden blogger do?

A week in the life of a garden blogger

What does a garden blogger do? Or, indeed, what does any blogger do? And, most importantly, does blogging make money? If so, how? The world wakes up in February, after…

February 19th, 2017

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top tips for a successful YouTube Channel

What you really need to know now about making garden videos

Garden videos have come of age. When I first wrote this post, gardening videos barely registered. But now video is here in a big way, even for gardeners. As a…

October 23rd, 2016

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Top tips for beautiful pix

How to photograph snowdrops

It’s snowdrop time. But snowdrops are the most frustratingly difficult flowers to photograph. From this weekend onwards, there will be ‘snowdrop walks’ all round Britain. The NGS has a list of…

February 7th, 2016

Posted In: Gardening know how, Writing & blogging help

Using the iPhone for summer garden photography

Transform your blog or social media with brilliant photos

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…

January 10th, 2016

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Why back-ups are important

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

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…

May 30th, 2015

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Pinterest can drive traffic to your blog months after you have pinned an image.

Why you can’t afford to ignore the power of garden ideas on Pinterest…

Have you considered finding garden ideas on Pinterest – or using it for promoting your garden blog or business? It’s great for planning and research – you can use it…

April 5th, 2015

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