Waltons Blog Awards winners
The results for the Waltons Blog Awards 2017 are in, and we're proud to present the winners.
Chosen by a carefully selected panel, the winners here are those who received the most votes in their own category.
Best gardening blog
First: Rusty Duck
With tales of her garden restoration, Jessica at Rusty Duck has taken first prize in the gardening blog category. Check out her battle with the berberis, and find out who won (clue: it's the one with the secateurs).
Second: Sharpen your spades
Best 'grow your own' blog
First: The Unconventional Gardener
Second: Dig My Veg
Best beekeeping blog
First: Adventures in Beeland
Second: Beekeeping Afloat
In second place, urban beekeeper Thomas Bickerdike's blog is an account of his learnings after eight years of beekeeping. He still humbly describes himself as a beginner. His tribute to a four-year-old queen is testament to his love of the craft.
Best allotment blog
First: Veg Plotting
Second: Green Lane Allotments
Best smallholding blog
First: Our Smallholding Adventure
First place smallholding blogger Tracy Chadfield's family are on a true adventure. Pigs, ducks and chickens, as well as a range of horticultural delights populate the record of her family's cultivation escapades.
Second: The Smallest Smallholding
In second place, the 'Smallest Smallholding' follows the trials and tribulations of a would-be vegan smallholder. Lucy's online journal documents the progress of her suburban patch as it progresses through the seasons.
Best flowers blog
First: Gardens, Weeds and Words
Second: Weeding the Web
Best outdoor kids' blog
First: Kids in the Garden
Second: Little Green Fingers
Runner up here is Dawn Isaac's 'Little Green Fingers'. Indoor and outdoor gardening tips for children, as well as crafty ideas using items for the garden make hers a popular blog.
Best creative/ shed worker blog
Alex Johnson takes creative and shed worker first place with his incredibly useful Shedworking blog. A former Shed of the Year judge, Alex's blog is filled with tips for shed workers and people wanting to create fantastic, usable garden spaces.
Second: Cinnamon Jewellery
Best recycling blog
First: Vicky Myers Creations
Recycler, Vicky Myers, takes first place in this category. She shares great ideas about making toys, clothes and crafts from found and leftover objects. Her detailed instructions mean you'll find it easy to undertake these projects yourself.
Second: Upcycle That
The Upcyle That team were voted in second place. Sharing their own upcycling ideas along with amazing recycled objects from around the world, they've built up a wealth of tips on re-using everyday articles that we normally throw away.
Congratulations to all of our winning bloggers - and a big thanks to those who took part but didn't win this year.
Keep an eye out for updates from all of these bloggers - they all make a winning read!