Bloom is a magazine for gardeners, plant admirers, nature lovers, curious explorers and outdoor adventurers. It is beautiful and useful; it looks lovely and it works hard; it makes you muse on the handsomeness of nature and it inspires you to get out there and be a part of it.
Bloom promises practical gardening projects, an exploration of the natural world and a celebration of the beauty of all green spaces, whether they’re in the countryside or the middle of the city, on your windowsill or in an allotment, highly groomed or utterly wild.
Issue #14 – Spring/Summer 2023
Issue 14 is full of things to do, stories from nature and an unbounded enthusiasm for this wonderful planet we call home.
For the growers, we have a complete guide to how to garden in the face of climate change – eight experts weigh in on the features and ideas we need to consider for a garden that's not only resilient, but that makes a positive difference too. There's two features on bringing interesting edibles to your plot and plate, and a fascinating invitation to garden with mushrooms.
There are how-tos to dive into, including one on pressing seaweed and another on turning fragrant plants into scented oils and waters. We've got recipes using wild flower herb robert and tips on creating a floral arrangement in the style of a Dutch still life painting.
We've also packed in some great stories, including a brilliant piece on fantastical plants in fiction, the rise of brownfield gardening, a complete guide to camping and an essay on the surprising truth about female animals.