Garden Grab

Here’s the thing that occurred to me this morning; when it comes to reading about gardening increasingly I find that my monthly copy of Gardener’s World gets passed over; my preference being to ‘click’ through one of my many favourite blogs.  Whilst certainly there’s a lot to be learnt from some, they’re less high horticulture for a start, friendlier and more of a shared experience than a magazine, allowing us as they do to interact via the comments. There must be twenty or so that I read on a regular basis and I’ve ‘met’ some really interesting, kind and wonderful people.


My frustration in the past has been how difficult it can be to find them. The main blog sites can be very sketchy when you carry out a search and sites that collate blogs such as Bloglovin’ have no section dedicated to the subject, so the best you can hope for with a search is a very long list, eight hundred at the last try, giving no priority to currently active blogs over inactive.

So I wanted to talk about gardengrab, a website run by Fennel & Fern.  Gardengrab brings together lots of really good gardening blogs via their photography.  It’s a really good place to find new blogs to read and to showcase your own blog if you’re interested in gaining a bigger readership,  whilst understanding that most of us don’t start writing with that in mind it’s nice at a certain point to know that other people like what you’re doing.  My connection? I moderate the site and know how great your blogs would look.

If you want to take a look the link to gardengrab is here and if you’ve found any great blogs recently that you’d like to recommend  perhaps you’d let us know in the comments.

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9 Responses to “Garden Grab”

  1. Joanne January 29, 2014 @ 12:20 pm (#)

    I agree abut the lack of a gardening section on bloglovin as much as I like crafty bits & bobs gardening is my main interest. I think I have peeked at this site before, it was the photo aspect that put me off. Mine are dire & always will be, suitable for me though! I shall take another look.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

      I think the problem with Bloglovin’ is that is was set up with fashion/lifestyle blogs in mind, they will take feedback so I may well send them an e mail. Your photos are fine, look at the site and you’ll get and idea,

      • Joanne replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

        I will make more of an effort with my photographs over the next couple of weeks & send some in. Thanks

  2. Jardin January 29, 2014 @ 1:36 pm (#)

    Hi Victoria, I agree, Gardengrab showcases many interesting gardening blogs and so easy to use; the quality of the photos is great generally and interacting with other gardeners is always encouraging.
    Keep up the good work! Lorna

  3. Sarah January 29, 2014 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    Garden grab is a great idea, but I’m hesitating over whether to look at it regularly… I often spend more time than I should reading blogs when I should be working, an array of photos just waiting to be clicked on might be too much of a temptation!

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

      Yes, there is that. So much competition for our time, but my since my planned trip to the plot was rained off I didn’t feel too guilty.

  4. Sue@GLAllotments January 29, 2014 @ 6:03 pm (#)

    That’s a coincidence as I used to write for Fennel and Fern for their website that took that name. I’ll certainly have a look at Garden Grab. One problem is time restraints as there are various gardeners’ gatherings on the Internet and I have dipped in to some and back out again as I do prefer to just visit individuals blogs and ‘get to know’ the bloggers who work on them.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

      Sue that’s interesting, I do enjoy the F&F blog and alway wondered who it was written by. I like the interaction too.

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