Garden Organic

Signs at Homebase inform shoppers of fungicide-treated seed potatoes

Seed potatoes sprayed with fungicide

One of Britain’s leading garden retailers has taken steps to reassure customers that its seed potatoes are safe to handle. Shoppers at Homebase were confronted by signs warning that seed…

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Product profile – coffee fertiliser

Now you’re garden and the environment can reap the rewards of that relaxing cup of coffee you had at the garden centre. Notcutts Garden Centres have teamed up with Greencup…

Mr T topped the poll

Have your say: UK’s top 30 gardeners

The Daily Telegraph has published a list of Britain’s top 30 most influential gardeners – but it contains a few surprises. Alan Titchmarsh leads the great and good of the…

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EU ban on sulphur fungicide

One of gardeners’ most trusted plant fungicides has been consigned to history. As of 31 December 2011, gardeners were banned from using or storing green and yellow sulphur which was…

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Bob Flowerdew stokes the peat debate

Green groups have lashed out after an influential organic gardener demanded the right to use peat. Writing in AG, Bob Flowerdew, the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist, made…

Campaigners want a ban on peat use

White flag on early peat ban

Anti-peat warriors are licking their wounds after suffering a devastating setback. Campaigns to bring a peat phase-out forward from 2020 to 2016, and calls for a tax on peat-based compost,…

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Garden Organic’s bid to wipe out greenwash

Green garden products could soon carry an official organic label. The move is aimed at cutting confusion over eco-friendly claims, branded ‘greenwash’ by environmentalists. Charity Garden Organic has issued a…

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Alan Titchmarsh digs in over peat use

Conservationists say they are “stunned” after TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh admitted to using weedkiller and peat. The former Gardeners’ World presenter, who claims to have resisted chemical pesticides for 10…