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Late night gardener sparks armed police raid

In fact, it was only 55 year-old plumber Stephen Hogan, from Dorset, who was rolling his soil and raking his lawn under an outdoor light. Stephen had been gardening late…

RHS judging

Green issues top the 2015 RHS Britain in Bloom agenda

Each location is a finalist in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom contest and will be judged on three key points: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility. It’s not…

Roses at Wisley

It’s been a good year for the roses

A good spring of mild days and cool nights, with little frost, provided perfect, stress-free growing conditions for roses. Wisley curator Colin Crosbie said: “Our rose garden is looking fantastic.…

Honey bee

Honey bees in trouble as colonies die out

According to new figures released by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) colony losses in the UK stood at 14.5 per cent last winter. That’s a big rise on the 9.6…