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BBC under fire over Great British Garden Revival

Gardeners have criticised the BBC for taking the Great British Garden Revival off air after one episode – to make way for Mandela coverage before Christmas.  The 14-episode gardening extravaganza…

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Gardeners’ World criticised by nurseries

BBC Two’s flagship gardening show is failing to inspire the nation’s plant enthusiasts, claim growers. Nurserymen at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show attacked Gardeners’ World, headed by Monty Don, saying…

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Monty Don’s anger at no ban on neonicotinoids

Gardeners’ Worldpresenter Monty Don has slammed an EU decision not to ban garden sprays that campaigners have linked with bee decline. “I am incandescent about the government’s shameful decision not to…

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Obituary: classic rose expert Peter Beales

Influential gardeners have paid their respects to world-famous rose breeder Peter Beales, who died on 26 January aged 76, following a long illness. Peter, chairman of Peter Beales Roses of…

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Gardening TV review of the year

Amateur Gardening’s garden experts have turned into television critics to scrutinise 2012′s offerings on the box. But do you agree with our writers’ personal opinions?   The Flowerpot Gang BBC1,…

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Gardeners deny spreading potato blight

The Potato Council has accused amateur gardeners of spreading potato blight – leading to poor harvests and price rises. Commercial growers say amateur gardeners often fail to identify blight outbreaks…

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Red alert over Monty Don’s lily beetle tip

Plant protection firms have accused Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don of issuing biased advice on how to control a troublesome plant pest. On BBC2’s flagship show last Month, Monty told how…