Gardeners growing their presence on social media are becoming key influencers.
For years, I’ve sniffed at Twitter, rolled my eyes at Facebook and snorted at Snapchat. But then just when I couldn’t get any more toploftical, along came Instagram to win my heart and prove me completely wrong when it comes to the world of social media. Why so? Because at its very best it’s a potent mixture of beautiful, original imagery and informative, witty, inspiring text. Not only that, I’ve learned so much about gardening as a result of the generous nature of Instagram’s community of gardeners and growers, whether it’s discovering how to pre-sprout ranunculus, stop pesky mice from eating my sweet-pea seed or finding out which are the best gardens to visit on a flying trip to Amsterdam. Which is to say nothing of the joy of meeting/making online friends with like-minded people from all over the world. So thank you Instagram. I never thought I’d say this, but you rock…[READ MORE]