An amazing variety of plant pictures are posted online
I am forever reading how Instagram is a bad thing for UK horticulture, especially from people who work in the industry. The highly staged photos, the impractical ideas, the shameless doctoring with filters: we’re told these all conspire to give newbie gardeners a distorted view of horticultural reality, setting them up for failure. While in many cases these may be fair criticisms, on balance I feel that the enormous benefits of the ’gram in exposing us to new, international ideas far outweigh the negatives.
The British gardening media generally lives in a place of sunlit nostalgia. Instagram changes all that