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Gardeners who like to grow for show have prompted a seed firm to launch a range of exhibition veg.
Mr Fothergill’s has pooled 16 tried-and-tested varieties for exhibition growing, some of which are new to company, into one specialist line-up.
“Growing for showing is increasingly popular, often with gardeners who want to enter the spirit of their local show and compete for…
Garden product makers are getting ready for a record Easter – as gardeners rush to fix plots that have been battered by a winter of storms.
Garden centres are expecting one of their busiest springs, as households get rain-lashed gardens into shape.
A spokesman for Scotts Miracle-Gro said winter flooding could lead to root death, phytophthora, dead lawns and waterlogged containers: “There…
A new hosta is to be served up for Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
Hosta ‘Andy Murray’ will make its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May – and tennis ace Andy and his family may be at the launch.
Vice-president of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, Diana Grenfell, told AG the hosta’s leaves represent the colours of the Scottish…
Drinkers are to take part in a national contest to grow the longest runner bean.
Seed firm DT Brown heard that regulars at The Carpenters Arms near Ely in Cambridgeshire planned to compete to grow the longest bean of ‘Enorma’.
The firm’s Tim Jeffries hit on the idea of a national contest to discover which British pub or club could grow the…
IF YOU live in an area where carrot fly is a problem, as I do, you’ll find raising carrots in containers a lot easier than growing them in the open soil. Carrot flies lay eggs in the soil near carrot seedings, and the maggots that hatch out of them burrow into the carrot root, making it inedible. It is possible…
When it comes to choosing gardening as a career, Alan Titchmarsh has no regrets.
Alan was speaking ahead of a special event to celebrate 175 years of the charity Perennial, which helps horticulturists in times of crisis.
The ITV Love Your Garden host, who is president of Perennial, said: “My chosen career and love of gardens and gardening have given me more opportunity…
If your home or garden has been flooded, it will come as little consolation.
Water companies are confident they will not have to impose hosepipe bans on gardeners this summer  after months of torrential downpours.
“Our reservoirs are full and groundwater levels are high or exceptionally high,” said a spokeswoman for Thames Water.
“We can’t promise there won’t be a hosepipe ban, but…
The first big RHS gardening show of 2014 is to get a new name – and a new look.
The Malvern Spring Gardening Show, held at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire on 8-11 May, will now be known as the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
For the first time, a food and drink pavilion will host a Food Festival, featuring producers and…
A seed firm that was prevented from selling poppies in aid of The Royal British Legion to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One is to assist other charities.
King’s Seeds was told it could not sell Poppy ‘Victoria Cross’ in aid of the Poppy Appeal because the Royal British Legion has an exclusive 12-month contract with B&Q…