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19 gifted gardening tweeters

9th June 2017

We’re always on the lookout for the very best tips on sheds and gardens to share with you. Here’s our latest roundup of some of the hottest gardening Tweeters we’ve found.

These are some of the very best accounts to follow for garden advice, tips and inspiration. Why not group them into a list for easy access to all the best gardening ideas?

Chris Beardshaw

“Horticulture is a universal language”, says author and TV presenter, Chris. Follow him as he designs beautiful gardens for shows – including the Chelsea Flower Show – and shares pictures as the builds progress. Chris also provides all the insider info you need on his plant selections.

Chris shares a picture of his creation for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Toby Buckland

This self-styled “grower, mower and sower” is BBC Devon’s resident gardening expert. Follow him for his expert advice on all things floral, as well as for information about gardening events in and around Exeter and the rest of Devon. Toby also tweets about the annual garden festival he runs at Powderham Castle.

Inspiration and ideas for your own garden

The Potting Shed

From clematis montana to purple artichoke, tap into some fantastic images of homegrown flowers and vegetables from the allotment. The Potting Shed – the tweeter who declares a deep-rooted hatred of plastic hanging baskets – also shares images of seasonal wildlife like bees and lily beetles.

Beautiful images of homegrown food and flowers

See Why Gardens

Being editor of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) magazine, The Garden, gives Chris Young access-all-areas rights at RHS shows and events. Although this is his personal Twitter, there’s some great backstage info on all things RHS, plus the latest happenings in the gardening world.

Get inspired as Chris tours the country discovering great gardeners and beautiful places

Kate Bradbury

With a focus on caring for the wildlife in your garden, author Kate from Brighton shares her considerable bee expertise, plus sightings of peregrines, rare moths, and more. Kate often gets involved in discussions around identifying insects and is a great conversationalist, sharing posts and responding to queries. Why not join in?

Wildlife ambassador Kate shares posts about her beloved garden and more.

Kenny Higgs

Kenny describes himself as a ‘dedicated gardener and raconteur’. Follow him for a stream of beautiful photos of flowers, wildlife and gardens, peppered with Kenny’s personal observations, anecdotes, and musings about his impressive beard. From the British weather and its effects on the garden to comments on sports and politics, there's plenty to keep you hooked!

Humour meets gardening - and more - on Kenny’s Twitter account

Guy Burtenshaw

List-lover Guy curates some of the best gardening and plant-related content from around the web. Discover the surprising health benefits of peonies (their name comes from the Greek deity Paean – the god of healing), and check out Guy’s pick of ten rooftops around the world that are perfect for entertaining. There’s advice, time-saving tips and plant news galore; lots to keep you entertained.

Guy links to tips, tricks and must-reads.

Matthew Pottage

Looking for inspiration? As curator of RHS Garden, Wisley, it’s Matthew’s job to understand how to choose and care for the plants. His stunning photos will give you lots of ideas for your own garden. This self-confessed plant-geek says he’s ‘passionate about exotics, trees, shrubs and all things variegated’. Who are we to argue when he shares such beautiful blooms, plants and displays?

Matthew's mammoth melianthus...

Chatty gardener

Roundups from the shows. Weather updates. Giveaways. Advice on growing plants and veg. The somewhat mysterious chatty gardener is also a journalist who lives in the Cotswolds. He or she grows vegetables and beautiful blooms, drinks gin, and to help you get through the week, shares pics of gorgeous flowers each Monday. Cheers to Chats!

Follow links to longer articles at thechattygardener’sblog

Robert Stacewicz

If you love beautiful photos of glorious exotic plants then follow this fellow. From curly ylang ylang (the key ingredient in Chanel N°5), to rare lobelia grayana (which only grows in small area of Hawaii), Robert shares fascinating facts alongside images of plants with the ‘wow’ factor. Seriously retweetable.

Glorious photos of exotic species are just one reason to follow Robert.

Lucy Chamberlain

If you’re on a mission to grow your own, then Lucy’s Twitter feed is a mine of useful information. As well as editing Grow You Own magazine she’s author of the RHS’s Step by Step Vegetable Patch, and also blogs for the Guardian. Here Lucy shares her favourite veg varieties – and when to sow them, savvy tips on growing, and lots of mouthwatering produce pics and recipes.

Grow your own wedding flowers and more with tips from Lucy

The Green Jeanie

If you want the latest buzz about bees including advice on things like which pesticides to avoid, and how to feed and plant for the fuzzy fellas, this is a great place to start. In between working as an RHS columnist and the Telegraph’s gardening correspondent, Bee and wildlife lover Jean Vernon shares her own thoughts and retweets lots of other must-follows.

Jeanie’s beloved bees make regular appearances on her feed.

Caff’s Garden

Yorkshire lass Caff loves the peace of the greenhouse so much she says she wants to put a bed in there! Her twitter feed is a gentle, friendly place where Caff shares her triumphs and tragedies as a gardener and keeper of hens. There are also lots of lovely photos of her harvests and what she makes from her home-grown produce. We love the look of her homemade turmeric powder and super-healthy green garden smoothie.

Questions and shares on this friendly, chatty feed.

Constance Craig Smith

You’ll find dry humour and political opinion jostling with fantastic photos of flowers from her garden, as well as from trips around the UK and beyond, on Constance’s feed. As gardening writer for the Daily Mail Weekend, Constance is in the front row at the major gardening events, and offers some great behind-the-scenes pics and chat.

Enjoy photos of flowers from the UK and beyond

James Neal

Join James as he plants and tends the gardens at Michelham Priory where he’s both head gardener and duty manager. Interesting angles give James’ photography the edge; we love his striking images of foxgloves, fennel, alliums, geophytes, poppies, treeferns, wildflower meadows, and more. If you live in, or are planning to visit East Sussex, this is a great place to find advice on events, from workshops in ancient crafts to ghost hunts.

Interesting angles = awesome eye candy on James’ feed

Lucy Clements

Somerset allotment adventures abound as Lucy gets to grips with garden projects like creating wood chip paths. A tweeter who grows everything from cut flowers to strawberries, celebrate as Lucy’s brassicas and runner beans survive the wind, and share the joy as the season's first crop of strawberries and sweet corn comes home.

Follow Lucy’s allotment adventures

Darren Lakin

Fancy a spot of vintage styling in your garden? So does Darren. His to-die-for potager is filled with vintage crates, signs and nick nacks, homemade plant labels and bunting, and a gorgeous hand painted tool store. Fuelled by coffee, Darren has created one-off vintage features from skip dives and boot-sales, and he’s full of creative ideas – like growing chillies in an old fire bucket. Just brilliant.


Darren grows some stunning plants

Dave the Gardener

From nest boxes to bug houses, Dave is on a mission to help gardeners make their patches more wildlife friendly. This self-employed organic gardener shares lots of ideas for ‘critter-considerate’ gardening. Do you check for sleeping hedgehogs before using strimmers or shears? Have you considered alternatives to pesticides and slug pellets? Dave can help you out.

Dave hooks-up water butts to collect the rain off his shed

Gardener Blind

From seed to harvest, follow the growing pains and joys of Gardener Blind as he sows chillis, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, salad, forced tulips, sweet peas and more. From zinnias in pots to sweet peas around the maypole, this is a visual feast from the allotment of a gardener who won’t let visual impairment stop him from growing.

Harvest pictures are regularly shared

Got a favourite sheddie or gardening blogger you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about them. Remember to follow us @WaltonsGarden and tag us in your post!

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