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Top 10 gardening posts of 2018: Part 1

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Lead presenter Monty Don. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearing/Geffrye Museum
Lead presenter Monty Don. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearing/Geffrye Museum

The bits you liked best – from 10-6

Ooh, it’s like Top of the Pops on Christmas Day… with plants and without Slade.

The numbers don’t lie… here are the top 10 posts and pages that you clicked on the most in 2018. Today it’s number 10 to six… what will be in the top five?

10. Gardeners’ World 2018 preview

Gardeners' World 2018 presenters. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearing/Geffrye Museum
Gardeners’ World 2018 presenters, clockwise from left, Mark Lane, Adam Frost, Nick Bailey, Flo Headlam, Joe Swift, Carol Klein, Monty Don and Rachel De Thame. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearing/Geffrye Museum

Seems everyone looks forward to the return of their favourite gardening show…

9. RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018

The Sun Newspaper's Hydrangea Runaway Bride Snow White. Picture; RHS
Winning plant Thompson & Morgan’s Hydrangea Runaway Bride Snow White. Picture; RHS

Always popular, this is a post that can be relied on  – everyone likes to see what new plants they can look forward to buying. It’s also the most relatable of the Chelsea traditions, in my opinion.

8. Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens

Monty Don in Spanish orange grove. Picture; BBC/Blink Films/Alexandra Henderson
Monty Don in Spanish orange grove. Picture; BBC/Blink Films/Alexandra Henderson

Making the first of three appearances in the top 10 – looks like Monty’s the go-to TV choice for readers of this site – not a sniff of Titchmarsh anywhere! A well-deserved spot for an excellent series.

7. New Vitopod heated propagator with lights

Deluxe Vitopod Double Layer with lights
Deluxe Vitopod Double Layer with lights. Picture; Greenhouse Sensation

An odd one, since the post was written in 2017! Looks like this lovely propagator is still on everyone’s Christmas list.

6. Plants: big-leaved plants

Gunnera and Rodgersia
Gunnera and Rodgersia at Helmsley Walled Garden

I can’t resist big-leaved plants and tend to pack my garden with them – good to know other people feel the same. Wish I had room for a Gunnera though…

That’s it for this week… I’ll reveal the top five next week.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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