News

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Holly berries are already turning red in some areas

Gardens are turning autumnal in mid-summer

Naturalist Matthew Oates of the National Trust said: “Signs of autumn are already in the hedgerows and woods.” He added: “This year has raged its way through winter, then we…

A peat bog (file picture)

Peat bog ‘the size of England’ is found

The peat bog covers an area the size of England and was found by a team from the University of Leeds, the Wildlife Conservation Society-Congo and the country’s Marien Ngouabi…

Bees and neonicotinoids

Study claims pesticides could harm bees

Neonicotinoids, often known as neonics, are chemical ingredients used in some garden and agricultural insecticides. They are systemic, meaning that they’re absorbed into cells throughout a plant – making all…

Garden centres enjoyed a good spring

Garden centre sales soar as economy recovers

Warm weather saw sales of garden furniture and barbecues soar by 23 per cent in May, compared to the same month in 2013. The statistics, from the Garden Centre Association,…

Wakehurst Place

Fury over parking ‘rip-off’ at Wakehurst Place

Visitors vented their anger on review site TripAdvisor after Wakehurst Place, Kew’s country garden in West Sussex introduced a parking charge in April of £2 for the first hour, £5…

New Daphne Perfume Princess from T&M

Is this the world’s most fragrant daphne?

The firm says that Daphne ‘Perfume Princess,’ new in its autumn 2014 catalogue, will overtake Daphne odora as gardeners most sought-after shrub for fragrance. ‘Perfume Princess,’ which took 10 years…

AG Survey

Amateur Gardening Survey

Amateur Gardening has launched a survey for you to have the chance to tell us what you think of the magazine, website, facebook etc.. You also could win £100 in…