A charity is probing gardeners’ water conservation habits. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trusts (WWT) is running a water butt survey. “A poll three years ago found that nearly two thirds…

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…

Forget double glazing, off-street parking and an en-suite bathroom: tenants are demanding gardens to grow-their-own, claims an estate agent. Letting agent Belvoir says that compost bins, water butts and veg…

He is known for pushing the boundaries of garden design and testing the patience of Chelsea Flower Show organiser the Royal Horticultural Society. So eyebrows were raised when celebrity designer…

The majority of nurseries showing plants at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show still grow them in peat. Show organiser the Royal Horticultural Society tried to set an example to ordinary…

Alan Titchmarsh is to host a prime-time gardening show on ITV to rival Gardeners’ World. The two-year deal will earn the green-fingered star a reported £5million. Alan’s earnings could be…

When Wyevale Garden Centres announced in 2007 that it was to stop selling patio heaters at its 120 UK stores, the move was widely applauded by environment campaigners. But greens…