One of Britain’s leading garden retailers has taken steps to reassure customers that its seed potatoes are safe to handle. Shoppers at Homebase were confronted by signs warning that seed…

Now you’re garden and the environment can reap the rewards of that relaxing cup of coffee you had at the garden centre. Notcutts Garden Centres have teamed up with Greencup…

Green groups have lashed out after an influential organic gardener demanded the right to use peat. Writing in AG, Bob Flowerdew, the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist, made…

Anti-peat warriors are licking their wounds after suffering a devastating setback. Campaigns to bring a peat phase-out forward from 2020 to 2016, and calls for a tax on peat-based compost,…

Green garden products could soon carry an official organic label. The move is aimed at cutting confusion over eco-friendly claims, branded ‘greenwash’ by environmentalists. Charity Garden Organic has issued a…

Conservationists say they are “stunned” after TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh admitted to using weedkiller and peat. The former Gardeners’ World presenter, who claims to have resisted chemical pesticides for 10…

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…

Peat-based composts are set to make a big comeback, in a move branded “irresponsible” and “shocking” by campaigners. Suppliers are gearing up to launch a host of peat-based brands after…