A new brand of seeds and garden goods modelled on a bygone era is to target traditional gardeners. Mr Digwell was the gardening character in the Daily Mirror from 1947…

After a bitter winter of snow and ice, gardeners are being warned to prepare for drought and possible hosepipe bans. The UK had 38 per cent less rain than normal…

Gardeners will be urged to give chemicals the cold shoulder at the first big flower show of 2011. For the first time, the Malvern Spring Show will dedicate its entire…

Gardeners who want to grow a fine crop of carrots are being offered a helping hand by the Royal Horticultural Society. The RHS dished out three new Awards of Garden…

Local authorities are preparing to hike allotment rents as government funding cuts bite. Council chiefs are doubling or tripling rents as authorities struggle to cope with funding shortfalls from the…

GARDENERS will be able to grow the world’s first black petunia for the first time in spring 2011. The breeder of the holy grail of the plant world, Ball Colegrave,…

Cornwall’s Eden Project was forced to close for several days after flooding caused severe damage on 17 November. Founder Tim Smit was counting the cost of flooding at Eden’s Link…

Gardeners who open their plots for charity under the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) face fines or prosecution if they display ‘Garden Open’ posters in public places. The NGS, which saw…

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is bidding for fresh Government funding – at a time of the worst public spending cuts since World War Two. The garden, a £40million…