We help you to
SHARE THE GIFT OF GARDENING
The best plants to give as presents
Stocking filler gifts for gardeners under £15
WIN a posh Neudorff Insect Hotel
PLUS gardening products worth over £72
GET BUSY WITH
10 important gardening jobs to do now
Tips on feeding garden birds
Cutting foliage for Christmas decorations
Advice on growing herbs in pots
ENJOY FEATURES ON
The best orchids in the world!
We help you to
Plans for a £150million Garden Bridge – the UK’s first – have been unveiled.
Inspired by actress Joanna Lumley, plans have been drawn-up by Thomas Heatherwick who designed the London 2012 Olympic cauldron.
Garden designer Dan Pearson is masterminding the planting. The bridge would span the Thames in London.
Joanna Lumley said: “This garden will be sensational: a place with no noise or traffic…
Displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 will mark the centenary of World War One.
The Soldier’s Charity will stage a garden called No Man’s Land. It aims to serve as a poignant reminder of hardship faced by troops 100 years ago and the sacrifices that soldiers made.
The garden will reflect on the damaging effects of the Great War, both…
A nurserywoman has attacked RHS Britain in Bloom, accusing the initiative of encouraging gardeners to grow “brash, short-lived plants”.
Writing on www.thinkingardens.co.uk (a site edited by critic Anne Wareham) grower Christine Dakin asked if it was time to scrap the national horticultural contest.
Christine, of Bridge Nursery in Warwickshire, said bedding plants are “mounted on lampposts, strung up to railings and plonked…
Gardeners are being urged to check bonfires before lighting – to ensure hedgehogs are not burnt alive.
While most awareness campaigns focus on Bonfire Night, hedgehogs are at risk throughout the autumn as gardeners and allotment-holders start fires to dispose of garden waste.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is urging gardeners not to build fires until the day they’re lit.
This will save…
Gardeners across Yorkshire will be encouraged to plant yellow flowers in 2014 to celebrate the Tour de France.
While a white rose has been the symbol of Yorkshire for over 600 years, yellow is synonymous with the cycling contest.
The Royal Horticultural Society is working with Welcome to Yorkshire, the agency which led the successful bid to bring the Tour de France…
The fight is on to save the nation’s historic pears.
The National Heritage Pear Project is to be launched at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate on 16 November 2013.
It aims to locate, identify and conserve surviving heritage pears.
There are many English varieties of apples but most pears originate from the Continent. Many were brought over during the 17th century.
The government has set aside £50,000 of cash in a bid to wean community gardeners off peat.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will stump up the funds while the Royal Horticultural Society will administer the scheme.
Nine RHS Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups will receive funding to help them increase their use of peat-reduced and peat-free…
Gardeners in the north west are celebrating after winning the top award in community horticulture.
Lytham in Lancashire was crowned Champion of Champions in the 2013 RHS Britain in Bloom contest.
It means the town, which emerged triumphant out of 77 finalists, is officially the “cleanest, greenest and most beautiful location in Britain,” according to the RHS.
Local authorities and community gardeners celebrated at…
Records were smashed at the Malvern Autumn Gardening Show (28-29 September 2013) as giant veg growers weighed-in a bumper harvest.
Three new records were set as Welsh wizard Ian Neale and giant veg guru Peter Glazebrook of Newark unveiled winners.
Peter set a world record for the longest parsnip at just over 19ft 5ins (5.93m).
Ian (pictured) of Newport, also set a new…