The Gluttonous Gardener Blog

Monday 23rd January, 2017

There’s no better time to celebrate the chilli pepper than in the in the depths of winter. Read more...

Monday 14th November, 2016

All you've ever wanted to know about Christmas ordering and delivery, from The Gluttonous Gardener. Read more...

Friday 19th February, 2016

Buona Festa della Mamma! Gelukkige Moederdag! Hyvää Äitienpäivä! Felices Día de las Madres! …..and Happy Mother’s Day! Read more...

Monday 1st February, 2016

The origins of Valentine’s remain unclear with some scholars citing the martyrdom of numerous Christians. Read more...

Tuesday 19th January, 2016

Call us biased but gardening may be the perfect cure for the January blues. Gardening has been proven to have a number of benefits, from reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s to improving your general fitness. Read more...

Tuesday 8th September, 2015

“How many insects make their home in an English country garden? I'll tell you now of some that I know, and those I miss, I hope you'll pardon. Dragonflies, moths and bees, spiders falling from the trees, Butterflies sway in the mild gentle breeze.” Read more...

Monday 24th August, 2015

The trend for giving unique or personalised gifts is growing ever more popular here in the UK. We have the perfect personaliseable presents at The Gluttonous Gardener to satisfy that need. Read more...

Monday 17th August, 2015

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” This well-known phrase can be used to some up one of the fantastic benefits of sending a growing gift from Glut. Except we don’t sell fish. Well, only metaphorical ones! Read more...

Friday 31st July, 2015

Do you struggle to think of the perfect present for birthdays, Christmas or anniversaries? Despite your frequent reminders (nagging) for a list, are your loved ones stuck for ideas for gifts they’d like to receive? Despite our best efforts, some people are simply hard to buy for, which makes find a personal, thoughtful birthday gift pretty tricky. Read more...

Tuesday 28th July, 2015

Plants make a fantastic choice for housewarming gift, to welcome new neighbours to your street or to congratulate friends of family who are moving to a new house. Here are our top 5 reasons why trees and plants make great tokens to give for a housewarming. Read more...

Thursday 23rd July, 2015

It’s customary to give flowers and fruit as presents for anniversaries, whether you’re giving to your own partner or spouse to commemorate the occasion, or to another couple. In the UK, we have traditional gifts for each year. Read more...

Thursday 16th July, 2015

The trend for giving plants as gifts is growing, and not just bouquets of cut flowers and windowsill pot plants – it’s becoming more and more commonplace to send bushes, trees and all sorted of growing gifts through the post these days. Read more...

Thursday 9th July, 2015

Are you looking for a gift for a friend, loved one or colleague, perhaps to mark a significant birthday, celebrate an anniversary or commemorate a loss? Plants make wonderful presents for all occasions, and come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Read more...

Monday 6th July, 2015

The market for unique, quirky, unusual and memorable gifts is growing ever larger and more and more varied. Gone are the days when you could get away with buying novelty socks or generic bubble bath as a special present! At The Gluttonous Gardener, we’re finding that more customers than ever are choosing to give trees and plants as gifts – here’s why: Read more...

Friday 22nd May, 2015

Do you have a Dad who’s hard to buy for? Maybe you’ve exhausted all the typical Father’s Day Presents over the years and you’re looking for something different? Are you tired of giving gifts only for them to sit in a cupboard gathering dust? Give a gift with a difference this year! Everything in our range of unique growing Father’s Day Gifts is designed both to provide immediate delight with the delicious edible element, and to give years of lasting pleasure as the growing plant thrives. Read more...

Friday 17th April, 2015

Our new personalised Wedding Anniversary Crates are sure to impress for those that are celebrating 25, 40 even 50 years of wedded bliss or are simply at the start of their married life. Read more...

Friday 13th February, 2015

Fruit and Flowers is the traditional theme to celebrate a 4th Wedding Anniversary. Our gifts naturally lend themselves to being the perfect representation of just this so Sally has chosen her favourite gifts perfect for this occasion and briefly explained their romantic significance. Read more...

Thursday 5th February, 2015

Why send a bouquet of flowers this Valentine's Day which will only wilt and fade when a gift from The Gluttonous Gardener will continue provide year round enjoyment for years to come. Read more...

Monday 3rd November, 2014

We want to bring back forgotten fruits of the past like the quince and medlar. Fruit trees which for some time been forgotten and we want to show you why this shouldn't be the case. Read more...

Saturday 1st November, 2014

Are you looking for gifts for gardening enthusiasts, keen cooks or simply the person who has everything? The Gluttonous Gardener is sure to have a gift to impress this Christmas and beyond... Read more...

Saturday 20th September, 2014

On one of the last golden days of summer, we helped some friends pick their fine mulberry tree, laden with plump, deep red fruits. Amazingly, the local bird population hadn’t yet discovered this perfectly ripe crop. Read more...

Wednesday 17th September, 2014

We love figs at the Gluttonous Gardener. In fact we’re often to be found sporting nothing but a fig leaf or ten when ‘dress down Friday’ comes around in the office. What a hideous thought – thanks goodness it’s not true! Read more...

Thursday 14th August, 2014

A Perfect Paella .....Head Glutton Ned Trier discovered this idyllic paella restaurant in the hills in north of Majorca recently. The long hike up from the bay was rewarded by a delicious paella of mariscos y conejo (seafood and rabbit), spiked with plenty of paprika. Read more...

Friday 4th July, 2014

In the past we have written about the multitudinous uses of all parts of our packaging but we think that this is the best yet! Read more...

Tuesday 20th May, 2014

We are very excited to announce that we have gone very local, not even a mile away from Glut HQ with the addition of a new supplier SW4 London Dry Gin.... Read more...

Wednesday 14th May, 2014

We've recently added a couple of new fantastic products to our range that any lucky recipient will be able to turn into the most delicious goodies from jams to crumbles. We thought we would introduce you to these two fantastic new gifts. Read more...

Tuesday 6th May, 2014

Be sure not to forget Dad this Father's Day, whether he's a green fingered demon or a whizz in the kitchen we have the perfect gifts to send.....15th June in case you'd forgotten Read more...

Friday 2nd May, 2014

The Gluttonous Gardener will again be hosting the Domestic Hero Tent at the Brightwalton Fete this year (4th May from 1 - 4pm in case you'd forgotten). Read more...

Tuesday 18th March, 2014

While grape vines will undoubtedly be less trouble if planted in a sunny spot in the garden, where they can romp away without the vital human interventions of regular feeding and watering, there are some distinct advantages to growing them in pots which we discuss below. Read more...

Sunday 16th March, 2014

Nothing can beat picking fresh figs, still warm from the sunshine from your very own garden , equally delicious when dried so they can be enjoyed even in the winter months. Fig Trees can easily be grown throughout the UK and do particularly well in pots. Read more...

Thursday 27th February, 2014

To celebrate the beginning of the seed sowing season, for every order placed between now and 31st March, to say thank you, we will send you some unusual courgette seeds to grow, complete with growing instructions and recipes. Read more...

Monday 10th February, 2014

It's a hive of activity at Glut HQ at the moment with lots of new and exciting products being developed and prepared ready for you to send to as gifts. To launch this series of new gifts we've started by reinventing an old classic.... our Grow your own Pesto Kit. Read more...

Monday 27th January, 2014

Calamondin orange trees are traditionally given as gifts around Chinese New Year, sent as good-luck tokens for a fruitful and abundant year. The word orange sounds like the Chinese word for "wealth" which is where the tradition stems from. Read more...

Wednesday 1st January, 2014

A flower and produce challenge for all the family at a traditional village fete. The Gluttonous Gardener hosted the inaugural Brightwalton Domestic Hero competition - a traditional flower and produce challenge for all the family, for our first year we were overwhelmed with the level of entrants! Read more...

Thursday 18th April, 2013

We take the selection of the edibles that go into our gifts very seriously and only the finest artisan suppliers need apply so when we came across Ouse Valley Foods a few years ago we knew we had found something special. Read more...

Tuesday 16th April, 2013

Each and every year we look forward to receiving those first seed catalogues that give us a glimpse of the delicious edibles that we will be growing in the garden. Efficient regular suppliers will have already sent their offerings but perhaps you may not have got the following. and if so below you will find a few of our favourites Read more...