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Five top tips from Amateur Gardening 1 February 2014

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You don’t need any special tools or tricks to remove ivy from walls, AG Gardening editor Kris Collins shows you the easy way to do it.
 
There are two ways to prune a rose – one produces fewer but bigger blooms, the other gives more flowers per plant but fewer blooms. Read Peter Seabrook’s timely advice to get the results you…

Five facts from Amateur Gardening 18 Jan 2014

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Straight fertilisers can target specific problems with your garden plants. Confused by all the different options on garden centre shelves? We pick out the best and show you how to use them to optimise flowers, fruit and foliage in the garden.
 
Fancy a bumper runner bean crop in 2014? Buy British-bred cultivars and start saving your own seeds – Peter Seabrook…

Obituary: classic rose expert Peter Beales

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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 Norfolk, founded the company in 1968 and developed a range of over 1,000 roses.
Over 300 are unique to Peter’s collection. Last year, he unveiled the ‘Queen’s Jubilee Rose’ for the Diamond…

Organic Monty Don slams critics in BBC chemical spat

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Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don has vowed to defy a BBC statement that pledged he will offer a balance of organic and non-organic advice on TV.
Product firms had criticised Monty for saying the only way to control lily beetle was to hand-pick. But organic and chemical sprays are available (AG, 12 May issue).
In response, the BBC had told AG: “Monty often…

More redundancies at the Royal Horticultural Society

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The royal Horticultural Society has embarked on a fresh round of redundancies, pruning out directors and high-profile managers.
It comes just weeks after new RHS director-general Sue Biggs said: “I’m well placed to say that morale is great within the RHS. We are all facing forwards to an exciting new future.”
The surprise ‘restructuring’ effects eight management posts from the Society’s 751-strong…