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Mower Competition

There has been a problem with this week's mower competition on the gardening page. To enter Click Here and enter the codeword 'Code'. Good Luck!

Posted: 15/04/2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter 2017 from all of us here at Sun Gardening

Posted: 14/04/2017

Paved with gold

Landscaping group Marshalls share price jumped up by as much as six per cent this week as the builders merchants and garden centre supplier reported bumper profits in its 2016 full-year results.

Posted: 18/03/2017

Chelsea 2017

Visit our schools section to find out more about the exhibit at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show and how to get involved.

Posted: 24/02/2017

Safety First

After a man sadly lost his life this week in a chainsaw accident we would like to ask all our readers to use their power tools with care and always take the correct safety precautions.

Posted: 18/02/2017

British Parks

Parks across the UK are facing funding cuts of up to 97% causing fears of a return to the state of neglect of the 1980s.

Posted: 11/02/2017

New Feature

We are launching a brand new feature called Behind the Headlines where we take a behind the scenes look a the gardening world. Check it out in the News section.

Posted: 04/02/2017

Events 2017

If you of a gardening event taking place this year, please submit it to ours events list by clicking here

Posted: 27/01/2017

Competition Correction

Correction to the closing date for the competition in this week's magazine. The correct date is Friday 13th January

Posted: 08/01/2017

Cold Snap

Remember to protect your plants if your garden is exposed to frost.

Posted: 07/01/2017

Welcome 2017

Happy New Year from the Sun Gardening Team.

Posted: 30/12/2016

Count Down

We are closing in the shortest day on 21st December. But don't worry, soon the days will start getting longer and your garden will spring back into life.

Posted: 16/12/2016

Poinsettia Competition

The poinsettia competition is now closed.We would like to thank everyone who entered and we will be getting in contact with winning schools shortly.

Posted: 03/12/2016


To enter your school for the Poinsettia Prize draw visit the schools section of the site or Click Here

Posted: 25/11/2016

Getting Colder

Now the weather is getting colder check out our November step by step projects to get ready for winter.

Posted: 11/11/2016

Radio Kent

Listen out for Steve and Val Bradley, Sun Gardening's resident gardening expert on BBC Radio Kent on Sunday Morning 96-97.6 FM (Kent) or online

Posted: 29/10/2016

Prize Draw

Make sure you check out the Schools section of the site for details about the Tete a Tete Prize Draw.

Posted: 15/10/2016

This Weekend

Apple Fair at West Dean Gardens including garden tours, talks on heritage varieties, cider making and cooking demonstrations.

Posted: 01/10/2016

This weekend...

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Malvern Autumn Show is happening in Worcestershire on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September.

Posted: 24/09/2016

Don't Forget to Enter

Don't forget to enter your school for the chance to win a Suttons Voucher. See our Schools section for more details.

Posted: 02/09/2016

Hot Weather

Make sure you keep your plants watered during the hot weather but don't water in direct sun because you might scorch the leaves.

Posted: 26/08/2016

Shrewsbury Flower Show

The Shrewsbury Flower Show is taking place on the Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August. Visit www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk for further details.

Posted: 08/08/2016

This Weekend

This weekend there are Plant Hunters' Fairs in Shrewsbury and Ashbourne. See our Sun Gardening Calendar for more information

Posted: 30/07/2016

Busy this weekend?

If you are looking for something to this weekend there is a Plant Hunters Fair in Macclesfield and a Plant and Garden Fair in Buckinghamshire.

Posted: 15/07/2016

Hampton Court

Don't forget, The 2016 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is on this weekend. Visit the RHS website for further details.

Posted: 09/07/2016

Tomatoes down

Global production of tomatoes for processing is set to fall nearly 8% this year to just under 38.1 million tons, compared to nearly 41.4 million tons in 2015.

Posted: 29/06/2016

Meet the Team

If you want to meet Steve and Val from The Sun Gardening team head down to The Garden Show at Stansted Park where they will be answering gardening questions from the public.

Posted: 10/06/2016

Tip of the iceberg

Spain was the largest exporter of lettuce in 2015 accounting for over a third of the world's exported lettuce at a value of nearly 700 million Euros.

Posted: 03/06/2016

Chelsea Sell-Off

Today is the last day of the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show. Tune in to the BBC to have a last look at the gardens and watch the sell-off.

Posted: 28/05/2016

Chelsea 2016

The latest news and pictures from 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be on the site from Monday. Watch this space!

Posted: 20/05/2016

Counting Down

There is now only just over one week left until the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Keep checking the site for lots of info and pics. To book tickets visit the RHS website

Posted: 13/05/2016

Geek Chic

We have a added a new Science and Technology section to the site. Check it out to learn more about the latest developments in horticulture.

Posted: 06/05/2016

The Sprout Pencil

A new pencil has been developed that can be planted after use. Where an eraser would usually sit on top of the pencil, it has a special seed capsule instead.

Posted: 29/04/2016

Meet the Team

If you want to meet our experts and ask them a gardening question visit The Garden Show at Firle Place (near Brighton) this weekend.

Posted: 22/04/2016

Tesco to sell Dobbies

Despite returning to profit Tesco is drawing up plans to sell its loss-making chain of garden centres, Dobbies.

Posted: 15/04/2016

Good Hunting

There are Plant Hunters' Fairs taking place in Cheshire and Derbyshire this weekend. Have a look at our Calendar for further details and more events.

Posted: 09/04/2016

Royal Green

Prince Charles has been encouraging Prince George to get into gardening by planting trees with him at his Highgrove estate. He told BBC Radio 4 that his young grandson has helped to dig in "a tree or two".

Posted: 01/04/2016

Colour change

The demand for flowers from Covent Garden Flower Market this Easter is experiencing some changes. Gone are more muted colours in favour of brighter shades like vibrant tulips to mix with pastel Ranunculus and Muscari. Daffodils are still popular though, as are blossoms like cherry and pussy willow.

Posted: 25/03/2016

Indoor interest

According to new figures from the Garden Centre Association, garden centres saw a rise of 30% in the sales of indoor plants during February when compared to the same month last year. Overall sales in all departments saw a 21% increase.

Posted: 25/03/2016

Growing for the future

Hanham Hall, Bristol, is a new housing development designed to meet the Govt Carbon Challenge initiative and become a zero carbon community. It incorporates allotments and greenhouses for the residents and sets a high standard for future new plans.

Posted: 17/03/2016

Out and About

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not head down to The Edible Garden Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. Alternatively the Alpine Society Show is on at RHS Wisley on Sunday.

Posted: 11/03/2016

New Sun Site

The New Sun Site has arrived. It is being worked on over the next few days so a few bits might not be quite finished yet. Don't forget to check out our new offers section.

Posted: 29/02/2016

Cold Outside

If you are worried about your containers during the cold snap check out our project on how to protect them. Click here to find out more

Posted: 15/01/2016

Bird Food

The weather is due to get colder next week so don\'t forget to put some food out on the bird table. This is the hardest time of year for many small birds.

Posted: 08/01/2016


The Sun and Stars for Europe are delivering poinsettias to schools this week. Look out for the pictures in the paper.

Posted: 11/12/2015

Polytunnel Competition

Congratulations to our polytunnel competition winners: Mrs E Stanton from Lancing, West Sussex and Ms S Loveday from Sandford, Oxfordshire. We hope you enjoy your prizes!

Posted: 24/11/2015

School Poinsettias

The Poinsettias for Schools prize draw is now open. Click Here to enter your school. Good Luck!

Posted: 06/11/2015

Fifth RHS garden

The location for the new fifth RHS garden has been announced as Worsley New Hall, near Manchester. Currently in need of renovation, opening is set for 2019.

Posted: 23/10/2015

EGO+ Prize Draw

For full terms and conditions for the EGO+ Prize Draw Click Here

Posted: 09/10/2015

T&M School Voucher

Don't forget to enter your child's school for the chance to win a Thompson and Morgan gardening voucher. See the schools section for details.

Posted: 11/09/2015

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