About Bo

The Bohemian Raspberry also known as Bo, Chelle or Michelle.


I’m a wife, a mum, a student and I’m totally obsessed with all things gardening!

I will garden anywhere I can, but can mainly be found either on my 2 allotments or in my urban cottage garden.

When I’m not gardening I’m blogging about it or engaging with the gardening community on social media.

Currently studying for my Level 2 RHS Horticulture Diploma and RHS Practical Horticulture Level 3 certificate, I love nothing more than having my hands stuck in the muck reaping the benefits of mother nature.

My mission is to help build confidence and encourage newbie and amateur gardeners alike that gardening is easy and fun and doesn’t need to hinder your normal lifestyle.

As a long time sufferer of depression I often write about the benefits I find horticulture has as a form of mindful therapy and helping others battle mental health illnesses in this positive and rewarding way.

I’m an avid cottage garden advocate or should I say obsessive. I love the quaint English charm these gardens bring, from the plants to the romantic idyllic décor.

Also a little bit of a rebel who wants to save the world. I’m often found on a mission to better the environment through adopting organic, green and ecological methods. I can be regularly found campaigning for others to do the same.


My favourite colour is Green and my favourite drink is either an Earl Grey or G&T. I also love a good game of netball.

Writing a garden lifestyle blog means I cover a whole manner of topics, from plants, allotments, gardens, shows, tools and equipment. If you think your brand would work perfectly with my blog then please drop me a line here! 

I love to connect with my followers and other like minds on social media. You can tweet me or join me on YouTube and find all my gardening and lifestyle pictures on Instagram.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Alan Bates says:

    Bo, just read your New Years “pledge” and its brilliant.
    Im guessing that it’s actually your life pledge and I’m so pleased about that because I share your passion.
    I’m an old fella (one of the original hippies) with arthritis in the knees and a lung condition but I still work my allotments and like you chemical free.
    I really hope your dreams come true, reading your blogs I have no doubt you will achieve what you are setting out to do.
    From one old hippie to a younger one and with a pure heart I send my love to you and your family.
    Have a great Christmas

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  2. Brian Skeys says:

    Being a Queen fan I had to visit your blog when I read the title. I love your enthusiasm, I hope you have a good gardening year.

    Liked by 1 person

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