The weather may be wet but that doesn’t mean that we can’t garden! This week Theo, our Social Media Intern, looks at his top 5 Gardening blogs for July. With the recent popular Garden Bloggers Bloom Day still fresh in our minds, we’re looking at which plants are blooming this month…
1) May Dreams Garden – Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day
As it was Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day last week I felt it was necessary to include a post on the blogger who conceived the idea, Carol Michel. The dangerously hot weather in the US right now has become something of a problem for many, especially gardeners. Michel explains how she managed her plants during a hose-pipe ban in her native Indiana. In true Bloom Day spirit she produced some blooming flowers for the show, which are a great sight to see.
I’m a big Sir David Attenborough fan, so seeing Joe Massie’s incredible floral life-style model of the great historian made my day. Massie is a brilliant florist and this is another example of his incredible work. The life-size model took Joe’s team 200 hours to create – an amazing piece.
3) Hurtled to 60 and now beyond – Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day
A good post that tries to put a positive spin on the wet weather we’ve been having. She gives a quick overview of how her plants have suffered in recent weeks because of the rain, before exhibiting her array of blooming plants. An interesting read.
4) Fennel and Fern – Red elderflower cordial
This post gives a step-by-step recipe for making elderflower cordial. An interesting and visually engaging post, the post is very informative. With this as a guide, I would be very confident that I could make some excellent elderflower cordial.
5) The Patient Gardener – Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day
One of the best posts related to Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. Helen looks at a variety of different flowers, and recounts how she has struggled to maintain their virility during the wretched weather of the past few weeks. My favourite flower from this post was the Achillea; they look fantastic.
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