Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GARDENING NEWS

Garden Media Guild Awards 2017

'Mindful gardening' and wellbeing to the fore I was lucky enough to be invited to the Garden Media Guild Awards lunch last week (November 23)...

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ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

The treeline at RHS Wisley, no longer under threat by A3 widening plans. Picture; RHS/Carol Sheppard

134,000 people want Wisley’s trees saved

Petition to save RHS trees from A3 widening ends More than 134,000 people have signed a petition in just seven weeks to save trees at...
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...

PRODUCTS AND REVIEWS

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Champion onion Kelsae back on sale

Hurry... limited number of plants available Showbench onion exhibitors and lovers of monster veg… great news. Two years after a freak hailstorm wiped out the entire crop...

New blight-resistant tomato and double poppy

Thompson & Morgan announces two new seed varieties Gardeners who have to deal with the problem of blight on outdoor tomatoes will be itching to...

Fruit trees: which type is best for your garden?

Beginner's guide from Lubera Swiss fruit tree experts Lubera stock a huge range of unusual and hardy fruit trees but the choice can be bewildering -...

GARDENING JOBS AND TECHNIQUES

Winter strikes with a vengeance... first snow of the year, November 30

5 key gardening jobs Dec 2-8

Sow alpines from seed Alpines can be sown from seed, as they need a period of cold to break their dormancy. A moveable cold frame...
Great autumn colours contrast with Echiums

5 key gardening jobs Nov 25-Dec 1

Prune and renovate deciduous shrubs and hedges Pruning and renovation of some deciduous trees, shrubs and hedges, such as beech, can be carried out from...
Tulip El Nino

Planting tulips in pots

Got cold, wet soil? No problem! Big showy tulips don't do well in my garden's clay soil, so it's pointless to even try. It's not...

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