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Gardening News: Growers upbeat despite challenges ahead

Growers upbeat despite challenges ahead
There was a positive mood amongst growers attending the latest meeting of t...

Gardening News: Kylie Minogue supports roses at Glastonbury

Kylie Minogue supports roses at Glastonbury
During a performance at the legendary Glastonbury Festival on 30 June, Kyli...

Gardening News: 2019 Prettiest Rose Competition

2019 Prettiest Rose Competition
Saturday was the start of The Sun Gardening 'National Rose Festival' and yo...

Gardening News: The progress with recyclable pots

The progress with recyclable pots
The latest meeting of the Nursery Working Group (which took place at Hortic...

Gardening News: Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future
Pouring rain was no deterrent to the many people who arrived to see Alan Ti...

Gardening News: The Plant Pyramids at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019

The Plant Pyramids at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019
The mysterious world of the plant breeder will be plunged into the limeligh...

Gardening News: Back to the future

Back to the future
The Royal Horticultural Society recently flagged up the demise of our olde...

Gardening News: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019
This year's Chelsea has given us some interesting highlights, from a new Pl...

Gardening News: New plants to look out for at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

New plants to look out for at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Growers and nurserymen need to pick their moment to release new plants in o...

Gardening News: Why are flowers so expensive?

Why are flowers so expensive?
Why does something you could just pluck out of the ground cost so much? ...

Gardening News: Gardening in miniature

Gardening in miniature
Alpine plants enjoyed a huge heyday during the late 70s and early 80s but,...

Gardening News: Astronauts might soon grow space tomatoes

Astronauts might soon grow space tomatoes
Tiny tomato plants developed at the University of California, Riverside, co...

Gardening News: The Complete Guide to the Different Types of Sweet Peppers

The Complete Guide to the Different Types of Sweet Peppers
Crisp and refreshing, with flavors that range from tangy to candy-rivalling...

Gardening News: Fields of gold

Fields of gold
Each spring, in fields from Cornwall to Scotland, you can see the golden gl...

Gardening News: Almería, the tomato capital of the world

Almería, the tomato capital of the world
The Spanish province of Almería produces over one million tons of tomatoes ...

Gardening News: Tourists Trample Tender Tulips

Tourists Trample Tender Tulips
Dutch farmers have urged selfie-loving tourists not to trample upon their t...

Gardening News: Top garden pests of 2018

Top garden pests of 2018
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have recently released the results...

Gardening News:

'Devastating' virus threatens UK tomatoes
UK tomatoes and peppers are under threat from a virus that could be “devast...

Gardening News: The City of Tomorrow

The City of Tomorrow
What does the green city of the future look like? It’s an upcoming theme in...

Gardening News: Brexit will not disrupt Kenya

Brexit will not disrupt Kenya's hort. exports
Britain's exit from the European Union will not disrupt Kenya's horticultur...

Gardening News: Snowdrops on show at York Gate Garden

Snowdrops on show at York Gate Garden
Fabulous drifts of snowdrops will be on display at York Gate Garden near Le...

Gardening News: What

What's new for 2019? Part 3
Plants for outdoors from IPM Essen: Every January, the halls of the giant I...

Gardening News: What

What's new for 2019? Part 2
Part 2: Trends and sundries from IPM Essen

Every January we try ...

Gardening News: What’s new for 2019? Part 1

What’s new for 2019? Part 1
Every January there is a massive horticultural trade show in Essen, norther...

Gardening News: Dutch flower exporters worried about Brexit

Dutch flower exporters worried about Brexit
Meet Brexit’s latest potential victim: the Mother's Day bouquet. While the ...

Gardening News: Organic growing - for better or worse?

Organic growing - for better or worse?
Buying organically-grown fruit and vegetables has been marketed over recen...

Gardening News: #HouseplantAppreciationDay

#HouseplantAppreciationDay
The gardening side of Twitter was very busy on January 10th, designated ...

Gardening News: Colour of the Year 2019

Colour of the Year 2019
The news is out! The Pantone colour of 2019 is Living Coral, described a...

Gardening News: Reasons to start gardening (if you need them!)

Reasons to start gardening (if you need them!)
For whatever reason, far too many people would rather sit indoors looking a...

Gardening News: Plants don

Plants don't like to be touched
La Trobe University-led research has found that plants are extremely sensit...

Gardening News: All change at RHS Wisley Garden

All change at RHS Wisley Garden
If you’ve visited the garden at RHS Wisley, near Woking in Surrey, this yea...

Gardening News: Looking after your Christmas plants

Looking after your Christmas plants

At this time of year, it's always nice to give or receive a plant as a ...

Gardening News: Winter Wonderlands

Winter Wonderlands
As the days shorten and the colours of autumn fade, you might think it’s ti...

Gardening News: Lighten the gloom: 
Part 2 - Other plant options

Lighten the gloom: Part 2 - Other plant options
Conifers have been sneered at by the gardening fashionistas for...

Gardening News: Lighten the gloom: Part 1 - Shrubs

Lighten the gloom: Part 1 - Shrubs
If you looked out at your garden last winter and thought how dreary it lo...

Gardening News: Christmas gifts for gardeners

Christmas gifts for gardeners
Keen gardeners tend to have their favourite tools and other bits of kit, so...

Gardening News: Senecio ‘Angel Wings’

Senecio ‘Angel Wings’
If there’s one plant that seems to have gone off like a rocket in 2018 it’s...

Gardening News: Cold snap

Cold snap
There’s nothing like the first sharp frosts for putting an end to autumn. S...

Gardening News: Dyeing to be colourful

Dyeing to be colourful
Orchids used to be expensive plants, bought and nurtured only by collectors...

Gardening News: Nerines, Amaryllis and x Amarines

Nerines, Amaryllis and x Amarines
If you’ve spotted some spectacular Agapanthus-like flowers recently, but in...

Gardening News: Assessing the damage

Assessing the damage
2018 has been a strange year for gardeners. The winter seemed to last forev...

Gardening News: The myths around slug control

The myths around slug control
So, the RHS have finally discovered what every gardener already knows: ther...

Gardening News: Gardening for wildlife

Gardening for wildlife
Media attention is currently being drawn to the demise of many of our natur...

Gardening News: Planting for year-round colour

Planting for year-round colour
If you looked out at your garden last winter and thought how dreary it look...

Gardening News: Autumn glory

Autumn glory
September marks the traditional end to summer, as the schools start back...

Gardening News: How England got its straight cucumbers

How England got its straight cucumbers
In the mid-19th century, England was no country for crooked cucumbers. A cu...

Gardening News: Surviving the summer

Surviving the summer
Not every plant will have survived this summer’s hot weather, of that th...

Gardening News: Where did the fun go?

Where did the fun go?
Gardening used to be fun. In the days before designers and makeovers, it wa...

Gardening News: Growing Agapanthus

Growing Agapanthus
One of the best summer plants - and one that many people struggle with - is...

Gardening News: Pyramid made of roses breaks record

Pyramid made of roses breaks record
Counting 546,364 roses, Guinness World Records certified that the town of T...

Gardening News: What

What's new?
This is the time of year when plant breeders and growers show off their new...

Gardening News: To mow or not to mow

To mow or not to mow
Given all the hot weather recently, you may be looking out on a lawn tha...

Gardening News: Prettiest Rose Competition Winners

Prettiest Rose Competition Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Prettiest Rose Competition 20...

Gardening News: Quality or quantity

Quality or quantity
The "Dig for Victory" campaign during the 1940s saw people everywhere di...

Gardening News: Leave the plants where they are

Leave the plants where they are
If they're being honest, most gardeners will admit to having pinched cuttin...

Gardening News: Garden problems - no need for slash and burn!

Garden problems - no need for slash and burn!
At the end of a three-day spell answering garden questions at a Garden S...

Gardening News: For the love of a rose

For the love of a rose
Year after year, the rose tops the poll for the UK's favourite flower, yet ...

Gardening News: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
This week has been full of the Chelsea Flower Show; on television every n...

Gardening News: Flowers of the Royal wedding

Flowers of the Royal wedding
As the newspapers concentrate on Meghan’s dress, the first kiss and who ...

Gardening News: New fragrant orchids

New fragrant orchids
There’s good news for orchid fans this spring with the introduction of t...

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