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...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Guest Posts

I don't reserve all of my best content for Veg Plotting. Some of it's found in my guest posts elsewhere. Writing something different to my usual style or content helps me from going stale, makes me think lots more and improves the quality of my writing.

So far I've written guest posts for:

Publishers, companies and organisations:

  • Battlesbridge Mills Garden Centre
  • BBC Gardening Blog
  • Gabriel Ash
  • Garden ER (TV programme)
  • Garlic and Sapphire (Sarah Raven's company blog)
  • Heritage Open Days Blog
  • Reader's Digest
  • The Garden Furniture Centre
  • The Guardian Gardening Blog

Other Blogs:

  • Emma Cooper's Gardening Blog
  • Encounters With Remarkable Biscuits
  • Fennel and Fern
  • The Garden Monkey's Book Flange
  • The Sea of Immeasurable Gravy
  • thinkinGardens
  • UK Veg Gardeners
  • We Love This Book
  • Work From Home Wisdom (answers to interview questions)

A full list of links to my guest posts are listed below. If you’d like me to write one for you or to commission an article, drop me an email at vegplotting at gmail dot com with an outline of what you have in mind.

Note: I don't usually publish guest posts on Veg Plotting, unless we've got to know each other well through chatting away via our blogs, tweeting etc.

Battlesbridge Mills Garden Centre Blog

Herbs in My Garden - 18th March 2015

BBC Gardening Blog 

Colour Theory in Gardening Design - 20th March 2011

Encounters With Remarkable Biscuits 

A Little Conundrum - 6th December 2010
A Halloween Special - 31st October 2010
A Pome - 18th October 2010
And Now the News... - 11th October 2010
Stop Press**Stop Press**Stop Press** - 24th August 2010
The Dunksafe - 15th April 2010
Easter Bunnies (and Biscuits) - 5th April 2010
The Worcester Dunker - 18th March 2010
Dog Biscuit - 11th March 2010

A Biscuit Haiku - 4th March 2010
Cosy Biscuit - 22nd February 2010
Valentine's Day - 14th February 2010
Singing in the Biscuit Tin - 28th January 2010
Double Dutch - 21st January 2010
Chocolate Spice Cookies - 12th December 2009
Missed Opportunity - 28th November 2009
Woooooooooo! - 31st October 2009
Biscuits of the Rich and Famous Pt 1 - 31st October 2009
A Bit on the Side - 21st October 2009

Gabriel Ash

See my Author Page for the full set of posts I've written for Gabriel Ash.

Garlic and Sapphire

Get growing your own salad leaves - 2nd April 2013

Heritage Open Days

Garden Visit: Poppleton Community Railway Nursery - 27th September 2012

Reader's Digest

See my Author page on the Reader's Digest site for all the articles I've written for them.

The Garden Furniture Centre 

Bringing the Harvest Home - 5th September 2011
Get Out and About This Autumn - 9th October 2011
Autumn Gardening Jobs - 4th November 2011
Christmas Decorations to Make - 6th December 2011

The Garden Monkey’s Book Flange

Hedge Man - 3rd January 2011
Guest Blogger Goes Bookaging – 23rd July 2009
Hybrid Vigour25th November 2008
VP’s Writing SP8th November 2008
Book Review: Gardeners’ World Top Tips1st November 2008
I’m the Firestarter29th June 2008
Soupcon Sir?8th June 2008
Deeply Dippy5th June 2008

The Guardian Gardening Blog

The Kingdom of Plants 3D - 25th May 2012
My Malvern Show - 13th May 2011
Best Autumn Gardens - 15th October 2010
Spuds you'll like (about potato days) - 20th January 2010
All is not well in the gardens of our dreams - 25th August 2009
Got a glut? Try mangetout and mint soup – 14th July 2009
How to spot the arrival of summer – 1st June 2009
Hot composting: trying out the green Johanna compost bin – 5th May 2009
Gardeners’ World: the verdict6th April 2009 (with several other garden bloggers)

The Sea of Immeasurable Gravy

Separated at Birth? – 19th July 2009


Review of Parks, Plants and People by Lynden B Miller - 1st March 2010
Review of The Well-connected Gardener by Sue Minter - 27th December 2010

UK Veg Gardeners (NB need an account to view this content)

We Love This Book

Writing Great Web Content (review of workshop at Cheltenham Literature Festival) - 12th October 2011

Work From Home Wisdom

How to Lose Weight When You Work From Home - 6th November 2012

The ones that got away - no longer available online

  • Emma Cooper's blog - Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner - Your Help is Needed 
  • Fennel and Fern - Like a Child in a Sweet Shop - 25th March 2011
  • Fennel and Fern - Victoriana's End of Season Review - 13th September 2011
  • Garden ER - My Summer Fruit: Allotment ER Needed! - 26th August 2011

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