Bedding busy Lizzies are set to be in short supply for a second year running. Seed and young plant supplier Thompson & Morgan has decided not to re-introduce the border…

The world’s best-selling gardening author has slammed EU bureaucrats for banning garden chemicals. Expert books author Dr DG Hessayon accused the EU of stifling gardening with “silly” box-ticking bureaucracy. This,…

Bitain’s biggest garden retailer is to stop selling the nation’s favourite bedding plant. B&Q, which has 357 stores, pulled the plug on busy Lizzies (Impatiens walleriana) after impatiens downy mildew…

The busy Lizzie, one of gardeners’ favourite bedding plants, could be wiped out within five years as a virulent disease tightens its grip. Busy Lizzies (Impatiens) are being struck down…