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Wet winter will lead to big plant losses

Gardeners face forking out a fortune to replace plants that have rotted during the wet winter. Experts warned that trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants may fail to spring into life,…

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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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Could you design the One Show’s garden?

Do you have what it takes to design a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society and the BBC at a premier flower show? BBC1’s The One Show has teamed up…

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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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Broughshane wins RHS Britain in Bloom 2102

Gardeners in Broughshane, Northern Ireland, have scooped gardening’s most prestigious award. The Ulster community was crowned Champion of Champion at the RHS Britain in Bloom awards ceremony, which took place…

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Watch out for blue mint beetle

Gardeners should watch out for a new pest that’s set up home in the UK. The blue mint beetle (Chrysolina coerulans) was first reported to the Royal Horticultural Society’s entomology…

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RHS to launch garden holidays

Keen gardeners with a passion for travel can now combine their two favourite hobbies. The Royal Horticultural Society has teamed up with Collette Worldwide Holidays to launch RHS Holidays, special…

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Brewin Dolphin garden wins best-in-show at Chelsea

The Brewin Dolphin garden by Cleve West has won gold and best-in-show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Cleve’s Main Avenue masterpiece highlighted the popularity of topiary, and aimed to…