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Posts Tagged ‘Scotts Miracle-Gro’


Garden centres stocking up for a record Easter

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Garden product makers are getting ready for a record Easter – as gardeners rush to fix plots that have been battered by a winter of storms.
Garden centres are expecting one of their busiest springs, as households get rain-lashed gardens into shape.
A spokesman for Scotts Miracle-Gro said winter flooding could lead to root death, phytophthora, dead lawns and waterlogged containers: “There…

Alan Titchmarsh’s economic lesson on green shoots

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Economists should learn from the optimism of gardeners, if the country is to dig itself out of the current financial mess.
Speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group reception at the Houses of Parliament, Love Your Garden presenter Alan Titchmarsh said Britain’s gardeners are optimists, in contrast to the nation’s doom-laden economists.
Unlike economists and bankers who “whinge that the…

Novelty foxglove is best new plant of 2012

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A novelty plant that prompted a buying frenzy among gardeners has won an industry Oscar.
Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink,’ launched exclusively by Thompson & Morgan, picked up the title of Best New Plant at the Garden Retail magazine awards in London in November.
The tropical foxglove, a hardy perennial that flowers for six months in peachy-pink colours, was previously crowned RHS Chelsea Plant…

Concern over pesticides and bee death

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Gardeners are set to come under more pressure to ditch a group of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, due to worries over bee colony death.
An investigation at Reading University, backed by Friends of the Earth, found it would cost £1.8billion a year to hand-pollinate UK crops if bees died out altogether.
In April, Amateur Gardening reported how French scientists had claimed that neonicotinoids …