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…

I like to think I am a reasonably environmentally-friendly chap, writes AG news editor Marc Rosenberg. I grow quite a lot of veg, herbs and salads, use hardly any chemicals…

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,…

Another influential gardening expert has defended his use of peat. Nigel Colborn, gardening columnist for the Daily Mail and chair of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Trials Advisory Committee, said he…

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…

WELL OVER half of the UK’s most influential celebrity gardeners have failed to stop using peat in their own gardens, a shock survey revealed last week. The poll, for the…

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…

Peat is not in short supply and its extraction need not harm the environment if carefully managed, claims a shock report. The International Peat Society (IPS) in Finland, says there…

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…