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Critic slams RHS Britain in Bloom

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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…

Garden critic Anne Wareham booted out of National Gardens Scheme

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Britain’s toughest garden critic has been booted out of the National Gardens Scheme.
Anne Wareham, a presenter on Channel 5’s I Own Britain’s Best Home & Garden, had opened her modern romantic garden at Veddw House in Monmouthshire, for over 15 years.
But earlier this year, Anne wrote to The Spectator with a stinging criticism of the NGS, which raises millions of…

Garden critic: why I hate gardening!

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One of Britain’s best-known garden critics has confessed that she finds gardening a ‘chore’ and hates doing it.
Anne Wareham, who starred in Channel 5’s I Own Britain’s Best Home and Garden, also lashed out at the fashion for encouraging kids to garden, a trend spearheaded by AG columnist Peter Seabrook.
“Children are inseparable from their parents these days and have to follow…

Critic Anne Wareham calls for tough garden reviews

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Gardens should be subjected to restaurant-style reviews, according to one of gardening’s most outspoken critics.
Garden writer and consultant Anne Wareham, who appeared on Channel 5 series Britain’s Best Home and Garden, said it’s time to name and shame gardens that disappoint.
Anne said: “Think about how things have changed in food over the last 25 years: the adventurousness in home cooking…