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 13 is packed with things to do, stories from nature and an unbounded enthusiasm for this wonderful planet we call home.
Bloom magazine will be changing in 2023, so this autumn edition will be the last of its kind and (sort of) the end of an era, so snap one up while you can! For more, see here.
For all those hands-on gardeners, we have an expertly chosen list of plants for a colourful autumn/winter garden selected by some incredible pros – the best trees, grasses, perennials and more. There's a guide to planting bulbs in pots for a spring display and a 'how to' on creating no-dig beds for your veg. We've got a round-up of the best radishes and a love letter to crab apple trees.
We've also packed in some great stories, including a truly lovely piece on the pioneers of eco-poetry – this is anything but Wordsworth! The legendary preserve maker Pam the Jam shares her recipes for a seasonal glut that will blow a standard jar of marmalade out of the cupboard. Plus we've snuck in a nature-themed crossword, a selection of the year's best books, a gorgeous practical story on dyeing dried flowers and an interview with the Lost Words illustrator Jackie Morris. Plus so, so, SO much more!
Beautiful and hardworking, Bloom is for anyone with a passion for nature: so dig in, whether you have a garden, a balcony or a windowsill.