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I’ve put my favourite gardening saying ‘Gardeners Learn By Trowel and Error’ on a mug, t-shirt and organic cotton tote bag. That’s to remind you not to worry about gardening – you’ll often be wonderfully surprised. Find them at the Middlesized Garden Spring Store.

This page is also about useful or inspirational garden stuff. Some is sent to me free to review. Some items have affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage if you buy. Everything is here because I think you’d like it too. Find lists of my favourite garden tools, books and other garden products on The Middlesized Garden Amazon storefront.

Our best gazebo choice...

How to buy the best gazebo for your garden

What to look for in a pop-up gazebo, and how to pick the best gazebo for your garden. Plus how to decide whether to pay more or buy the budget version.

June 30th, 2019

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden style & living, Shop

Gardening trousers and other useful kit

Brilliant gardening trousers and other useful kit

I had never considered buying gardening trousers. Because I work from home, I garden in short snatches and stolen moments. I didn’t think it would be worth changing trousers just…

January 6th, 2019

Posted In: Middlesized country, Shop, Town gardens

The best gardening books of 2018

The best gardening books of the year

Treat yourself to one of the best gardening books of the year. Or any one of them would make a wonderful gift. If you’re asking the question ‘why do we…

December 16th, 2018

Posted In: Garden style & living, Shop

How to buy the best gardening gloves #gardening #gardentips

Which are the best gardening gloves?

As a garden blogger, I’m often given free gardening gloves to review. However, I also buy them, because not all gardening gloves are the same. There are very big differences…

April 29th, 2018

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Gifts for gardeners

Bloggers’ picks – the best Christmas gifts for gardeners

I’ve asked a range of leading garden influencers and bloggers to recommend the best gifts for gardeners. I set a price limit of under £50. And by gardeners, of course,…

November 19th, 2017

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Reviews of The Secret Gardeners and Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Secret Gardens and Secret Gardeners…book reviews

I’ve been sent review copies of Secret Gardens of East Anglia by Barbara Segall & Marcus Harpur, and The Secret Gardeners by Victoria Summerley & Hugo Rittson Thomas. In fact,…

October 29th, 2017

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Monty Don 'Down to Earth' book launch

Review: Monty Don’s new book ‘Down To Earth’

Monty Don’s new book, Down to Earth, has lots of good practical advice, but it isn’t a ‘how to.’ Down to Earth is about Monty’s personal gardening philosophy, and what…

October 8th, 2017

Posted In: Garden style & living, Shop

Good gardening things I've tried

A few of my favourite gardening things…

‘Gardening things’ may sound a bit vague, but I wanted to tell you about a few of the best things that I’ve tried recently. I’ve bought or been given some…

May 28th, 2017

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My favourite new garden tools

My favourite new garden tools and books

Garden bloggers see alot of new garden tools and books at the beginning of the gardening year. This year, garden tools are lighter and stronger than they’ve ever been before….

March 26th, 2017

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Garden gifts for Christmas

10 fascinating garden gifts we’d all love to get

Garden gifts are tricky. I don’t think any of us wants a random plant. Certainly not if we have middle-sized gardens, because there’s rarely a spare space to squeeze a…

November 27th, 2016

Posted In: Garden style & living, Shop

Gardening gloves and secateurs

Are gardening Black Friday deals worth it?

I hadn’t realised there were gardening Black Friday deals. I’ve been vaguely aware of Black Friday as a day when tech and gadgetry gets marked down. But I noticed that…

November 23rd, 2016

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Easy garden party ideas

Easy garden party ideas and inspiration

These are my best garden party ideas, collected over years of giving and going to garden parties. Start with coloured tablecloths and glasses. Arrange seasonal garden flowers in jam jars,…

August 7th, 2016

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden style & living, Shop

Garden furniture styles for your garden

Garden furniture to love – 4 best looks

How do you choose garden furniture? Do you drift in to a garden centre and look for the offers? Or is your garden furniture an important part of your design?…

July 24th, 2016

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Garden supplies - kit that really works

The best gardening supplies – what you really need now

‘Gardening supplies’ is a funny term. It covers a whole category of extremely useful things that make gardening much easier. In the past, I used to muddle along with anything…

June 26th, 2016

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My 10 best gardening books

My 10 most useful and inspiring gardening books

Are gardening books dead? Can’t we get all the info we need free off the internet? The best gardening books are the ones you go back to again and again….

May 22nd, 2016

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How to save money and buy the best, by only buying the tools you really need.

7 essential garden tools to make your gardening life really easy

Invest in good quality versions of the 7 essential garden tools. Then build up more useful tools gradually as you find you need them. The 7 essential garden tools a…

January 24th, 2016

Posted In: Gardening know how, Shop

Cookbooks for seasonal veg and fruit

The 5 best garden cookery books

You need garden cookery books if you grow your own vegetables or buy seasonal veg. They offer lots of easy, delicious recipes to make the most of your harvest or market…

September 20th, 2015

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