Monday, 21 March 2016

Modern Gardens Magazine

 
 
Hello, hope your weekend went well, as usual mine involved gardening, but also an impromptu shopping date with a friend, followed by some delicious tapas. I love unplanned, unexpected trips out.
 
 
Something I've known was being planned, and a bit hush hush, has been the creation of a new gardening magazine, here in the UK, called Modern Gardens. It's a bit of a twist on traditional gardening magazines, concentrating on using our outside spaces as rooms, on up-cycling, being creative, as well as lots of gardening advice. It's for those who are new to gardening, as well as more experienced gardeners.
 
 
Fiona, from Streetcomber, contacted me a while ago and asked if I would like to contribute. I must say I was surprised, and very honoured. You can read the article about my garden, in the first edition, out this Wednesday. I'm more than a little embarrassed by it all, I even had to send in a photo! I won't tell my girls they would be mortified...actually, that's not a bad idea ;) it features my garden as it was last summer, obviously a lot has changed since then.
 
 
Modern Gardens can be found here and they also have an Instagram page here. I will certainly be looking out for it on Wednesday 23rd March, and I wish them every success in their new venture.
 
 
Will be back later in the week,
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
(This was not a sponsored post)
 
 
 

 

26 comments:

  1. oooh huge congrats Amanda I think I'm in the May one!! we are garden twins!
    xxxxxx

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    1. I'd be garden twins with you any day! ;) xxx

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  2. How exciting to be featured you have made some much of your garden being an outside space. I shall look out for it in the shops. It's nice to see a picture of you too! Your Mum would have been so proud. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah...I think she would find the whole thing rather amusing! :) xxx

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  3. Well done, recognition for all the hard work you put into your garden. I'll look out for the magazine later this week.
    Have a lovely week although the forecast doesn't sound good for gardening.

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    1. Thank you Jan, a long way to go but I'm pleased with how it's going :) xxx

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  4. Congratulations!!! How fantastic!! I knew that your garden was wonderful and this confirms it!! xx

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  5. Oh that's brilliant, how lovely to see your garden in a magazine. I shall look out for it, I've not heard about it until now. Gorgeous photos, and so nice to see a picture of you as well. I'm looking forward to seeing your garden this summer. CJ xx

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    1. It's the first issue CJ...I can't wait to fill up the garden with colour, looks a bit too grey for my liking! ;) xxx

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  6. this magazine sounds intesting and congrats on having your garden in it, hope they will do follow ups as you progress with your dream

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    1. Thank you Margaret...now there's an idea! ;) xxx

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  7. Wow!!! How exciting, sounds like a good idea for a mag. I admire all the traditional gardeners but something a bit funky sounds good. Well done you! xxx

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    1. Thank you Lisa, yes I think it will be a very interesting slant on gardening! :) xxx

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  8. Thanks for your lovely write up Amanda. Your garden looks fabulous in the magazine. You were the first person I thought of when I had the idea for a regular feature :)

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  9. Thank you so much for thinking of me Fiona :) xxx

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  10. Compliments for this finishing line, Amanda! (I hope this is correct) This is a great reward for all your work there!
    Big hug,
    Miriam

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  11. AMANDA!!!!!!!!!! I just bought it! I know I remember you saying something a while ago about being in a gardening mag, but had completely forgotten which one, and I haven't been blogging or reading blogs for a couple of weeks - to busy in the garden - yes! ME! I bought this mag and suddenly Im thinking oh I recognise that studio -at-the-bottom-of-the-garden…… and there you were! Yippee! Nicely done and SO proud I shouted at Jim saying look! Here's Amanda- I thought it was her studio! So well done you… just off to make lunch (NOT on my new cooker… more anon!) so will read your latest couple of posts later. Just couldn't wait to say hi and say I've seen you! Lxxxx

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    1. I've just got it this morning, not sure how I feel about my mug being in it but hasn't Fiona and her team done a brilliant job! :) xxx

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  12. Yay, that's brilliant Amanda - so exciting! I must buy a copy, it looks fab. xx

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    1. Hi Caroline, it's a really good magazine, I think Fiona and her team have done a great job :) xxx

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  13. Your garden is lovely, I'm going to see if my local shop sells the magazine. I liked your post about the raised beds, need to try some thing like that to stop the resident sheep dog wasting my flowers. Love your site in general, lots of colour and happiness 😍

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, hope you enjoy the magazine :) xxx

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