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Every gorgeous garden starts with the seed of an idea (or maybe a sprinkling of them). We want to keep the inspiration coming, so we’re constantly adding new blogs to our content hub. Have a browse below – and if there are any topics you'd like us to look into for you, just get in touch.


Soil Health: Is Yours Up to Scratch?

Soil Health: Is Yours Up to Scratch?

When it comes to gardening, we often tend to overlook one of the most important ingredients: soil. But while it might not be the most glamorous part of the growing process, soil is definitely one of the most important.

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Drowning or Dried Out: What’s Your Watering Style?

Drowning or Dried Out: What’s Your Watering Style?

It’s no secret that watering is an important part of gardening – but we don’t all approach it quite the same way. While we’re not pointing any fingers (even at those cactus-killers amongst us…!), the truth is that some watering habits are better than others. And if your greenery ain’t so green, watering could be the factor that’s to blame. 

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Recipe 1: Green Bean Salad with Smoked Chicken and Lemon-Thyme

Recipe 1: Green Bean Salad with Smoked Chicken and Lemon-Thyme

A fresh summer salad of gently blanched Green Beans, Zucchini ribbons, Peas, Mint and Extra-virgin Olive Oil, served with slices of organic Smoked Chicken and a zesty Lemon-Thyme vinaigrette. 

Sound fancy. It is... but it's also dead easy, and the perfect way to showcase your home grown summer produce.

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Jon Kingston – Sydney King

Jon Kingston – Sydney King

Jon Kingston describes himself as a 'free range urban horticulturalist'.

He spends his time designing, installing and maintaining balcony and roof top garden spaces around Sydney, Australia.

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Spring Vegetable Planters

Spring Vegetable Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to start a container vegetable garden, the weather is looking better, and when it comes to planting options you’re spoilt for choice.

If this is your first attempt at a small space garden, you don’t need much to set yourself up for some fantastic results and a lush, bountiful garden come summer-time.

To get started all you need are some robust and reliable vegetable planter boxes, potting mix, and some seedlings.

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Carrie Forest – California Dreamin’

Carrie Forest – California Dreamin’

Carrie Forrest is California-based blogger sharing inspiration for healthy, balanced living. 

Her professional background is in non-profit healthcare fundraising and masters degrees in business administration and in public health (nutrition).

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Paul and Angela – NY City Living

Paul and Angela – NY City Living

Paul and Angela are New Yorkers, who have been married now for 15 years.

Whilst Angela works in the medical field, Paul spends most of his time in broadcasting, and performing hip-hop around the US as UncommonNasa.

When the couple were able to buy their own home, they didn't want the traditional house with a picket fence and yard.

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Ryan Young – Changing the Landscape

Ryan Young – Changing the Landscape

People often ask Ryan Young what makes him different to other landscape designers, and what is a ‘Sustainable Landscape’?

"The core to ensuring a landscape design is sustainable, is to have a holistic approach built around ‘energy spent to energy gained’." Young explains.

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Small Space Gardening at Home

Small Space Gardening at Home

For many, turning a small balcony, patio or courtyard into a lush, green oasis can feel daunting... especially if you have the familiar history of failed pot plants or wilted window herbs haunting you. 

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Welcome to Lloyd The Farmer’s Mail

Welcome to Lloyd The Farmer’s Mail

Welcome to Lloyd the Farmer's Mail, where our gardening guru Lloyd will do his best to post gardening tips and plant-based musings to try and help our rapidly expanding Glowpear family get the best out of their Gardens. Please let Lloyd know if there are particular topics you would like to see covered here, and we will endeavour to keep it all relevant and interesting. 

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