How will you #BigGardenBirdWatch ??

A few weeks ago, the RSPB asked me to help them with their Big Garden Bird Watch advertising campaign – what an amazing opportunity – I didn’t have to think twice!

The TV advert was released on Boxing Day and then later on YouTube; I feel really honoured to be part of it. I was also interviewed for January’s Podcast, what a fantastic start to the New Year !!!

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The 12 Days Of Harvest – Merry Christmas Green Fingered Fans

Well, Green Fingered Fans, it’s been an interesting year for us gardeners. With not one, but 2 blasts from the Beast from the East and then a few months later the garden was torched, with a hot, dry summer.

As we come to the end of the year, I’ve made up a daft festive song, celebrating the harvest and later in the blog I’ve wrote some of my RHS Young Ambassador Highlights.

How’s your garden grown this year?!?!?

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December News from me, Green Fingered George

Call the police, somebody stole November! I feel like I blinked and all of a sudden I’ve been catapulted into December!

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Go on plant a tree, it’s #NationalTreeWeek

As the weather turns a little colder and we move into winter, there’s not much going on in the garden right now. But did you know that it’s a great time to get out and plant a tree?

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (Nov to March each year) Here’s a post from 2017, when me and my Dad planted a small apple tree, to go in the top bit of the garden.
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A ‘blogging break’, whilst I check out the fabulous flora and fauna of Cyprus

I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging, as we spent the half-term holidays on the wonderful island of Cyprus. It was an incredible holiday, full of the most amazing plants and wildlife.

Just acknowledging that we’ve all wrote this blog – after all, a family holiday, deserves a family blog!

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Go Wild For Worms with my ‘Worms Glorious Worms’ Video

Today is World Earthworm Day, celebrating the importance this wriggly fellow plays in the garden. Over summer, I had a cracking time recording this video with ex-Blue Peter presenter, Barney Harwood. Me and my Mum re-wrote the words to ‘Food Glorious Food’ and approached Barney to film it. We had an hilarious time shooting the film at Hulme Community Garden Centre.

I might be rubbish at singing and dancing, but I’m really good at messing about and having a laugh!

With the help of The Wildlife Trust, RHS and for kids, the RHS Campaign for School Gardens, Wild About Gardens are ‘going wild for worms’ this year, check out their website for more info

I’ll be posting a longer blog about the humble earthworm soon, but in the meantime I hope you enjoyed my video; please like, share and comment, it means a lot !

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Autumn update from my home garden

I’m writing this blog about my own garden, as the autumn sunshine beams down through the last leaves on the trees.

Whilst there’s still some goodies to harvest in the garden, it’s also time to think ahead, of winter jobs and spring time planting.

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