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Posts Tagged ‘Toby Buckland’


5 top tips from Amateur Gardening 22 February

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Snowdrops failing to flower? Congested clumps can starve each other of the nutrients needed for flowering. We show you how to divide and conquer!
 
How have your trees coped in the high winds and gales? We show three ways of staking young trees to keep them upright, no matter the weather.
 
The One Show’s Christine Walkden reveals the best clematis for…

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…

Toby Buckland to present Adventures in Gardening

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Celebrity gardener Toby Buckland is to front a new practical gardening series – on the web.
Former BBC Gardeners’ World host Toby will present Adventures in Gardening, which is exclusive to internet telly channel www.After5.TV.
Anyone with a computer, tablet, smartphone or smart TV will be able to access the on-demand series, which comprises 10 episodes, each 25 minutes long.
As the high-definition…

Gardeners’ World criticised by nurseries

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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 the series has lost its way.
“I never watch Gardeners’ World any more because of the presenters,” said David Matthewman, of Matthewman’s Sweet Peas.
“They are not professional gardeners. Sometimes their advice is…

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…

BBC’s abandoned Greenacre garden rises from the ashes

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A television garden abandoned by the BBC after just two-and-a-half years on-screen has been given a new lease of life – as an urban veg-growing project.
Greenacre at Edgbaston in Birmingham was home to BBC2’s Gardeners’ World from 2008 to 2010, when AG’s Toby Buckland was at the helm.
The plot, created at huge cost to the Licence Fee-payer, was left to rot…

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 …

Take a virtual tour of Toby Buckland Nurseries

Toby and Lisa Buckland at the nursery

This time last year, Gardeners’ World host Toby Buckland didn’t know what was about to hit him. After returning BBC2’s flagship show to its practical gardening roots, Toby was suddenly ousted by the Beeb after just two-and-a-half years as the nation’s head gardener.
The AG columnist wrote openly about the crushing experience: “I will always have gardening and that’s what will…

Toby Buckland launches Planting Powder growth-booster

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Former Gardeners’ World presenter Toby
Buckland has officially launched his
own-brand plant growth booster.
Toby’s Planting Powder is a new mix of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants and nutrients that gardeners can use when planting bedding, perennials, roses, shrubs and trees. It can also be used on bare-root plants.
“Of all the products that have come onto the garden market in the last decade, mycorrhizae…

Horticultural vandalism: Gardeners’ World garden Greenacre goes to seed

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Amateur Gardening has exposed a shocking waste of BBC Licence Fee-payers’ money by revealing exclusive pictures of Greenacre, the abandoned BBC Gardeners’ World Garden.
Corporation chiefs pulled the plug on the two-and-a-half year-old TV garden just before Christmas when they moved Gardeners’ World to Monty Don’s estate in Herefordshire in a bid to revive viewing figures.
Greenacre was created in 2008 on…