Sales of slug pellets and weedkiller have gone through the roof, as gardeners battle soggy growing conditions. Retailers say chemicals have been flying off shelves after the wettest April on…

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…

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…

Plant protection firms have accused Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don of issuing biased advice on how to control a troublesome plant pest. On BBC2’s flagship show last Month, Monty told how…

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.…