Green gardening issues

21 May 2009
The man charged with officiating at the topping-out ceremony for the new John Hope Gateway Visitor Centre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has suggested it can be a vital tool in educating the public.Made possible by a £10...
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07 May 2009
Staff at the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Garden Wisley have conducted a clean-up of the local village and area surrounding its grounds.Organiser Tony Gregory, who is garden superintendent and leads the site's Green Team, explained...
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19 March 2009
Gardeners who like to keep an eye on occurrences at the Horticultural Trade Association may be interested to hear that its Growing Media Association (GMA) arm has appointed a new chairman and vice chairman.Martin Breddy, general manager...
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19 February 2009
While some may be lucky enough to have the space for a vegetable patch and greenhouse in their own garden, others rely on allotments to grow their own fruit and vegetables.According to the Daily Mail, there are 100,000 people on waiting...
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27 January 2009
Former Gardener's World host Monty Don has advised gardeners to look no further than the end of their garden for compost.The 53-year-old writer explained that compost can be made from more than just the standard garden waste.In an...
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13 January 2009
Gardeners with a New Year's resolution to grow more vegetables have been urged to start simple with their first crop.Growing broad beans or tomatoes from a grow bag in greenhouses is a great way for first-timers to kick off their vegetable...
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23 December 2008
Gardeners could be forced to change the way they use their gardens and greenhouses if the European Union (EU) passes a rule that outlaws the use of 22 chemicals in pesticides used for farming.People in the UK and across the EU could...
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10 December 2008
The UK could lose more green spaces - placing it at greater risk of flood after the government knocked back the chance to ban the practice of "garden-grabbing".Gardeners don't have to be greenhouse experts to know that green...
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26 November 2008
City traders and financial workers, who have either lost their jobs or feel that they might do in the near future, have been investing in horticultural training to safeguard their futures.According to the Daily Telegraph, there has...
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01 August 2008
A debate is raging over the viability of building new composting facilities in the UK .As gardeners will know, compost from decomposed organic waste can be very useful for bringing along plants, fruit and vegetables.But a former chairman...
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09 July 2008
A leading cancer charity is advising Brits to grow their own fruit and vegetables as a means of preventing cancer.World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) recommends it as a way of getting five pieces of fruit and veg a day, which is thought...
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26 June 2008
A large portion of waste from the kitchen can be used in compost heaps, it has been noted. The Times notes that dead houseplants, cut flowers that are past their best, vegetable peelings, broken eggshells, old coffee grounds and used...
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19 June 2008
The vast majority of Brits take their passion for gardening very seriously and are not afraid to splash their cash to prove it, new figures have suggested.A survey by synthetic grass supplier PrimaLawn indicates that 91 per cent of...
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05 June 2008
Self-seeding plants are "a gift" to horticultural enthusiasts, it has been suggested.Industry commentator Elspeth Thomson makes her comments in the online pages of the Telegraph, stating that such flora can often spring up...
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19 May 2008
This year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show will be green in more ways than one, an industry commentator has stated.Writing in the online pages of the Times in recent days, Annie Gatti states that one theme that will...
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15 May 2008
Parents eager to spark their children's interest in the environment could find they are able to do so through gardening.Dr Irene Plonczak, from Hofstra University, explains that horticultural pursuits can also provide a great way for...
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13 May 2008
Gardening enthusiasts who are plagued by compost heaps that sprout should be more selective in the materials they place in them, according to horticultural expert Helen Yemm.Long, flowering grasses often contributes to a sprouting...
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25 March 2008
Green-fingered individuals eager to improve their environmentally-friendly credentials should include the garden in their recycling activities, an expert has suggested.Pauline Brown from Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre tells...
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