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The Dingle in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is RHS Britain in Bloom Champion 2014

RHS judges said they witnessed a “horticultural and environmental renaissance” in Shrewsbury’s parks and gardens, most notably The Dingle (main image, above). Judges also heaped praise on the Bowbrook Allotment Community site.…

Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his world record-breaking carrot

Giant veg world records smashed at Harrogate show

Peter Glazebrook from Newark set a new world record for the heaviest carrot at 20lbs (pictured), while Tony Glover of Swadlincote smashed the world record for the heaviest onion, weighing…

Christine Walken

Change of date for Christine’s Glorious Gardens

Since going to press with the story about Christine Walkden’s new series Glorious Gardens from Above (Amateur Gardening, 4 October), the BBC have moved its transmission date from October 6…

TV Gardener Bob Flowerdew

Bob Flowerdew to share gardening tips on Twitter

AG’s Bob is one of a number of stars who offer followers an insight into their lives via social media. Other high-profile Tweeters include Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don and…

The HTA wants garden centres to open for longer on Sundays

Call for garden centres to open for longer on Sundays

Garden centre group the Horticultural Trades Association is lobbying the Government to exempt garden centres from the 1994 Sunday Trading Act. The move came on the 20th anniversary of the…