Friday, November 24, 2017

GARDENING NEWS

WIN: Turn soil troubles into a Harrogate show garden

Be a 'client' for 2018 design teams and win £300 of plants Show garden solutions to everyday problems will be on offer as the Harrogate...

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ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Honey bees

Beekeepers’ fears over low honey crop

Poor yield sparks more worries over future of honey bees This year’s honey crop has been described as ‘depressingly small’ in a statement by the...
Out To Lunch Campaign. Picture; Soil Association

Best and worst kids’ menus at restaurant chains

Soil Association and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall reveal shocking statistics A new league table ranking children’s food in 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains was...

PRODUCTS AND REVIEWS

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Lubera fruit trees: 20% off

Save on extensive collection until end of November Now's the time of year to save on fruit trees and there's no better choice than Swiss...

Tomatoes: the good, the bad and the tasteless

What to buy - and avoid - for 2018 It's the first week in November and the last of the tomatoes have been used -...

Magnificent 7 pumpkins from Mr Fothergill’s

Celebrate Halloween 2018 with these home-grown stars Autumn and Halloween, in particular, is the time for pumpkins, squashes, and gourds to shine - here are seven...

GARDENING JOBS AND TECHNIQUES

RHS Hyde Hall Garden, Essex. The Dry Garden in winter

Herbaceous perennials – don’t cut them back

Old growth provides winter structure and homes for predators When I was younger, one of the hard and fast rules was cut back herbaceous perennials...

5 key gardening jobs November 11-17

Plant out winter bedding Now is the last chance to plant out winter bedding. You could try wallflowers, forget-me-nots, Bellis, Primula, Viola (winter pansies) and...
Don't do this to a frozen lawn! Picture; David Hedges-Gower

Keep your lawn healthy during winter

I don't have lawns in my crammed garden, so I have absolutely no authority to write about them! Luckily, guest expert David Hedges-Gower has...

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