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UK Veg Bloggers

If you're in the UK and you blog about growing vegetables then this is the group for you!

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Pimp your blog!

Started by VP. Last reply by Zoe Brooks Nov 6, 2017. 57 Replies

Rather than going round each other's Pages to find the links to your blogs, I thought it would be good (and quicker) if everyone introduced themselves and their blog a little in this Discussion :) So…Continue

My new blogs!

Started by Josephine Warren Feb 16, 2013. 0 Replies

just thought I'd introduce my new blog as I've been away from blogging for a year or so. Its about my new garden in Eastbourne which is a blank canvas. I'm hoping to develop it over the years to…Continue

Writing about Gardening

Started by Bakestraw Garden. Last reply by Catherine May 6, 2012. 4 Replies

Do any other UKVegGardeners Bloggers also write for online and print media?  I have been involved with since 2008. Suite is a Canadian online consumer magazine that spans so many topics…Continue

Do you have any blogging websites you find useful?

Started by VP. Last reply by VP Sep 18, 2010. 10 Replies

We all probably frequent various sites to glean useful hints and tips about blogging. What's your favourite(s) and why? On the Blogger front I like…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by VP on August 19, 2010 at 23:10
Has anyone dared to switch from Word Verification/Comment Moderation to Blogger's spam catcher yet? What's been your experience so far?
Comment by Nick Steele on September 4, 2010 at 14:32
I'm on Wordpress too , and also use the Akismet spam filter - works very well indeed, catches virtually all spam.
Comment by Damo on September 5, 2010 at 19:54
Hi I'm Wordpress with Akismet too, haven't had any problems to-date.
Comment by VP on September 18, 2010 at 11:48
Hi everyone
I have both Blogger and WP blogs - the new Blogger spam catcher is very similar to Akismet. However, my experience with Akismet hasn't been as good as yours. Before the new Blogger spam catcher I regularly had quite a bit of spam get through Akismet but much less when using the word verification (WV) option on Blogger. The problem with WV of course is that it adds an extra step for people wanting to leave a comment, whereas Akismet and the new Blogger spam filter gives the extra work to the blog owner.
Comment by Patrick Wiebe on September 21, 2010 at 14:24
I have a WP blog with Akismet. At the beginning Aksimet didn't work very well, it let through lots of spam and sometimes deleted real comments. Now it's a lot better. If you haven't used it in the past year, you should certainly give it another try.

For a while I used something called Trencaspammers that does the same thing as WV on blogger, and it too worked well and as you would expect. Akismet now works as well and doesn't require the users to type extra anything in.
Comment by Damo on September 26, 2010 at 8:34
That makes sense Patrick as I've only been using Akismet this year.
Comment by Dave Mercer on February 8, 2011 at 20:59

Just started a blog on my own activities and will be discussing the possibility of starting another one on the restoration /reclamation of the walled garden I undertake omn Wednesdays with the owners tomorrow.

Link to my blog is

Comment by Rob Duffin on February 9, 2011 at 8:03
Love to find out more about restoring the walled garden Dave.
Comment by lou archell on February 24, 2011 at 22:57
Hello, I am new here.  But have been blogging about life, our lottie, kids etc for some time.  I love My Tiny Plot's blog and also Carrots & Kids... great insight into allotments and a growing family. Lou
Comment by Paul Shipley on February 26, 2011 at 13:34

Hi all, I`m new too, really impressed with this website and everyone seems so nice aaaaah....There are some great blogs connected here, and lots of great information which has inspired me to carry on with my own useful little blog at .

I`ve used Wordpress and Blogger. I think Blogger is the easier of the two, but Wordpress is the better in terms of what you can do with it.

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