The drought has been declared over in 19 counties – but hose bans will remain in force. Recent record-breaking rainfall led the Environment Agency to re-analyse water levels, as dozens…

A bird box fit for royalty is giving our feathered friends something to tweet about.  Peckingham Palace, one of the world’s most luxurious bird boxes, has been created to give…

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) has come under fire from gardening’s most outspoken critic. Anne Wareham argued that the NGS “blighted gardens in the UK forever” when it was created…

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…

A garden competition lampooned by The Sun as ‘Britain’s most boring contest’ is back for a second year. Fence Factor, the national challenge that sets out to find Britain’s best…

A clematis that’s said to resist wilting and dieback is to make its debut Chelsea. Clematis ‘Shikoo,’ which has double, rosette-style blue flowers, is new from Thorncroft Clematis of Norwich.…

Gardeners are panic buying water butts as the drought tightens its grip on the UK. Haskins, the four-strong garden centre chain with two of its outlets in hosepipe ban areas, reported…