80: From Garden Novice to Instagram Sensation: Adam Marshall’s Green Finger Journey

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I'm delighted to welcome you to another blooming episode of The Cutflower Podcast. Today, I have the pleasure of chatting with Adam Marshall, known as Green Fingered City Boy on Instagram. Adam's journey from a complete novice to a gardening sensation is truly inspiring. Join us as we explore his story, his passion projects, and how he has captivated nearly 70,000 followers with his relatable and engaging content.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, I sit down with Adam Marshall to discuss his incredible transformation from a non-gardener to a beloved Instagram gardening personality. Adam shares how he discovered gardening just before the 2020 lockdown and how it became a vital part of his physical and mental well-being. We talk about his ambitious projects, the challenges he's faced, and how he manages to balance a full-time job with his gardening and social media commitments. Adam's journey is a testament to the therapeutic power of gardening and the impact of sharing your passion with a community.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Gardening as Therapy:
    • Adam began gardening to improve his physical health, discovering it also offered tremendous mental health benefits.
  2. From Novice to Expert:
    • Despite starting with little knowledge, Adam's dedication and enthusiasm have made him a proficient gardener.
  3. Leveraging Social Media:
    • By sharing his gardening journey on Instagram, Adam has built a large and supportive following, inspiring many to start their own gardening adventures.
  4. Tackling Big Projects:
    • Adam discusses how he approaches large gardening projects and the importance of breaking them down into manageable steps.
  5. Balancing Act:
    • Balancing a full-time job with his gardening passion, Adam shares his strategies for managing his time effectively.
  6. Community and Support:
    • Adam emphasises the importance of building a supportive community and collaborating with others in the gardening world.
  7. Personal Growth and Overcoming Challenges:
    • From plant failures to winning a gold award at Gardeners' World Live, Adam talks about the ups and downs of his gardening journey.

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