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ASMR Gardening ?.... We are thinking about specialising in this... thoughts anyone?

Hi everyone,

Like most people we use gardening as a positive experience for both our mental and physical wellbeing.

My wife has had her fair share of illness and this has helped her massively. Not only Gardeners World has helped but also the fact we took on an allotment.

I am a wildlife photographer, when I get chance, who has been brought up to speed with the delights of gardening.

Both my wife and I set up a little YouTube channel for our own personal enjoyment, but it seems that some of our subscribers adore ASMR content as its relaxing to watch.

We don't say much on the videos as its all about the experience and being there with us.

I would really appreciate everyones thoughts on this matter as it will hopefully allow us to make better more specialised gardening content on YouTube without all the trash and scandal.

Here is a link below to one of our little videos for youbto take a look at. Please remember that if more people suggest that the like this sort of relaxed content then I will spend much more care on the filming and editing

Happy gardening everyone.


  • lavinfordlavinford Posts: 9
    I must add a further note here....

    Gardeners World has been the original inspiration for us to get back into gardening and to take it more seriously.

    Without the professional advice gained from both the Gardeners World, videos and publications we would not be where we are now with our interest in gardening.

    Stay safe and well everyone and above all enjoy your garden.

    Kindest regards

    John Lavin-Ford
    "Our Gardening & Allotment Adventures"
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited June 2021
    I don't think he's selling anything...
    - - -

    I'm glad you were inspired by GW. Happy garden adventures. Good luck with your channel
  • hatty123hatty123 Posts: 125
    I haven't clicked the link but I'm guessing there's sponsorship involved? Feels strange that someone who's supposedly been so inspired by GW has only just joined the forum and posted a link straight away
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Some people just set up channels and get excited and want to share.
  • lavinfordlavinford Posts: 9
    I am very new to forums and indeed YouTube guys… I should have clarified things before posting I guess.

    I am not selling a thing and I do not get any revenue from YouTube…. I never have.

    I am excited to share a new way of enjoying gardening and thought I would get some positive input. 

    By clicking the link all you are doing is seeing one of our uploads at our allotment that has been neglected due to the pandemic.

    All I wanted was thoughts and ideas. I was obviously quite naive in thinking I could help others as gardening has helped us. 

    This is a selfless act…. Not for monetary gain.

    I hope that’s clarifies things.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Thanks for sharing
  • lavinfordlavinford Posts: 9
    You are most welcome fire…☺️

    I cannot stand the adverts on YouTube…

    this is literally one of many channels I have… none are monetised.. It’s all for a sense of well being…fun and adventure, sharing mistakes and success along the way.

    I just require ideas for filming that might help people….

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,538
    What does ASMR mean?
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited June 2021
    Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. ie. getting pleasant sensations, tingles etc from stimulae like listening to whispers, or the sound of hair being brushed or wathcing people shaving soap. I can't say I have ever experienced it, but it's a big thing at the moment.  It seems it trigger relaxation and some people say it helps them sleep.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,586
    My, you’re all awake bright and early. I’m here at 4.33 because the cat just vomited by the bed. What’s your excuse?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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