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Gardeners will pay for ash tree death

Gardeners could be hit with bills of up to £1,000 for removal of trees hit by ash dieback. Experts say the disease (Chalara fraxinea), which threatens to wipe out Britain’s…

This clever device will help you keep an eye on feathered friends

Bird cam

Bird camera         Want to know what birds and wildlife get up to in your garden when you are not around? A new motion-activated camera from the…

West + Light & Easy compost

Marc’s blog: for peat’s sake!

I like to think I am a reasonably environmentally-friendly chap, writes AG news editor Marc Rosenberg. I grow quite a lot of veg, herbs and salads, use hardly any chemicals…

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,…

Campaigners are targeting peat users

Celebrity gardeners stoke peat debate

WELL OVER half of the UK’s most influential celebrity gardeners have failed to stop using peat in their own gardens, a shock survey revealed last week. The poll, for the…

Campaigners want peat compost taxed

Green groups call for peat compost tax

Green groups have urged the Government to slap a £1-per bag tax on peat-based compost in the Budget on 23 March. Wildlife and conservation groups say peat bogs dug up…