Skip to Content

Contact Page

Email meAre you interested in getting in touch with The Gardening Cook? Do you have a question on a specific recipe, project or gardening tip?

Do you wish to share a recipe or DIY project?

Please click the button below to send me a message.

Contact me

If you would like to be added to the newsletter for our site, please fill out the form below.  The newsletter will come to your inbox, each time a new post is added to the blog.

It’s a great way to keep up with what is new on the site.

Be sure to see my blogging resources page for a list of the resources that I use often to help my blog grow.

Judith Slater

Monday 29th of March 2021

Hi Carol: love your list of tried and tested perennials. Can I print it to give to clients if I put your name on it? We hope you have your website on our short list of websites for gardening information on our website that is currently under construction. We work with mostly new gardeners, who want tried and tested. Cheers, Judith and Tracey of The Gentle Gardener

Carol Speake

Monday 29th of March 2021

My blog posts are not allowed to be printed out and used for uses with companies. This is copyright infringement.


Monday 8th of March 2021

Hello Carol I have subscribed and like your website. Can you kindly clarify something for me in your ginger growing section; in your column you mentioned about sowing the rhizome about 25mm ( ~ 1" )deep but some subsequent pictures show the sprouted rhizomes being above the soil, following your advice should these exposed rhizomes be covered with soil?. Incidentally I grow two varieties of ginger: one is Galangal or soft ginger and the other is "old" ginger which some people incorrectly label as being fibrous. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the "fibrous" ginger is caused by harvesting too late. Can I post pictures and where do I do that please.

Carol Speake

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Rhizomes will often expose themselves above the soil as they grow larger. Top dressing helps to cover them and keep them under the soil. I am not sure on the fibrous ginger being caused by harvesting too late. Perhaps another reader can chime in on this.

Alene Reaugh

Sunday 17th of January 2021

I am trying to identify a four layer Daylily, I can you you a picture. It is pink and has four distinct layers.

Carol Speake

Thursday 21st of January 2021

The only daylilies that I am knowledgeable to identify are those that I have grown. I'm not an expert in them. A site that only features daylilies and no other plants might be able to help you.

Nancy Calacala + Manfred Mueller

Sunday 20th of September 2020


i,am looking to bay Laurel seedlings or cuttings,seeds,can you please help me,.

Best regards Mueller

Carol Speake

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Hi Nancy, I don't sell seeds or plants. I have had luck finding bay plants at my local Farmer's Market.

Hans-Werner Wabnitz

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

The contact klick returns "" ??? so something seems not be right.

My question is simple: the measurments (gallon; TBSP; tsp - are they US or Imperial (British) ? The difference for the GALLON is one Liter (!) Thank you :-) (I am trying to follow the miracle grow diy, and with a week of searching got the ingredients in Switzerland and France - Thanks, Hans-Werner Wabnitz

Carol Speake

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

The measurements are US