Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PLACES TO VISIT, HORTICULTURAL SHOWS, COOL GARDENS

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 highlights and show gardens

Key theme is reconnecting with nature It may be more than six months away but preparations for 2019's Chelsea Flower Show started the day after...

FEATURED PLANTS AND FLOWER SEEDS

GARDENING NEWS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, COMMENT

Poinsettias in the wild, Mexico

How to care for Poinsettias

World Poinsettia Day, December 12 More than six million Poinsettias are sold every year in the UK, most to die a slow, horrible death, mostly...
Owen Blake from Royal Botanic Garden Kew collecting fruits from a female holly (Ilex aquifolium) at Hawthorn Dene, Country Durham. Picture; RBG Kew

Protecting Durham’s trees at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank

Hawthorn Dene's tree seeds preserved Experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew visited one of County Durham's denes to collect and preserve wild tree seeds...

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New vegetable seeds for 2019: my choice

The best of next season's grow-your-own seeds If the weather's getting you down, remember gardening's always about looking ahead - in this case, to next...

New vegetable seeds 2019

Mr Fothergill's new additions and exclusives It's new catalogue time when we start to gloss over the mistakes of this year and look forward to...

Best children’s gardening gifts

Sow the seeds of a lifelong love of horticulture Here's the latest instalment of gardening gifts for Christmas and by far the most important -...

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Franchi Seeds of Italy protects veg biodiversity

Seeds of Italy's bid to save heritage varieties With daily dire news about climate change, plastic pollution in the oceans, loss of habitat and species extinction...

Unusual hardy fruit for your garden

Ornamental and productive plants from Lubera If you want to grow fruit that's a little bit out of the ordinary or suitable for the smaller,...

GARDENING JOBS FOR THE WEEK, MY GARDEN (LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES)

RECIPES AND DEALING WITH GLUTS