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26 June 2009
Visitors to next month's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Flower Show are set to be educated on how environmental issues can impact their lives as garden and greenhouse enthusiasts.One of the main attractions...
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22 June 2009
Garden and greenhouse growers will be able to pick the brain of a celebrity horticulturalist by attending one of a number of events being held by property developer Barratt.The firm has recruited author Terry Walton to appear at a...
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16 June 2009
Parents hoping to encourage their offspring to adopt their own love of gardens and greenhouses may be interested to hear about an upcoming event.For every paying adult attending the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Hampton Court...
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28 May 2009
The Orange RockCorps programme is now into its second year and is encouraging young garden and greenhouse lovers from Manchester and London to volunteer in their local areas.In return for their efforts in the community, the horticulture...
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19 May 2009
A recent survey has found younger parents are less inclined to pass on knowledge of growing in the garden and greenhouse to their kids.The Nfp Synergy research, carried out on behalf of the Children's Society to coincide with its garden...
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15 May 2009
London's Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is set to mark its 250th birthday by releasing a commemorative coin.The site, which features a treetop walkway, is selling collectors' editions made of gold, silver and cupro-nickel via its gift shop...
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05 May 2009
A gardening hand tools company has urged those interested in greenhouses and horticulture to come forward and nominate a local green space for renovation.Fiskars is offering the makeovers as a way of giving back to communities and...
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27 April 2009
Pop sensation Britney Spears has reportedly turned to gardening as a means of therapy.The Toxic, Womaniser and Oops I Did It Again singer has taken up the pastime to provide "solace" as she looks to re-establish herself as...
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23 April 2009
Gardeners have been invited to the Spring Show at Bitts Park and Victoria Park in Carlisle.Organised by the local council, the May 3rd and 4th event hopes to take advantage of the holiday weekend by attracting thousands of visitors.This...
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17 April 2009
Green-fingered residents living near the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr have the opportunity to attend two events next month.On May 3rd, the site will host the Spring Plant Fair, while the following weekend (May...
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15 April 2009
Garden outlets have enjoyed a welcome boost in sales over the Easter break, according to the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA).The organisation's retail management group chairperson Caroline Owen explained her own garden centre,...
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09 April 2009
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew has announced its summer line-up of events that form part of its 250th anniversary celebrations.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) site has been one of the mainstays in global horticulture for a quarter...
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01 April 2009
The government has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to launch a new scheme aimed at getting the UK to grow and eat its own food.We Will If You Will is designed to encourage gardeners to cultivate fruit and vegetables...
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30 March 2009
An historic garden and former home of one of the UK's best-loved horticulture experts is set to receive almost four million pounds in funding.The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will invest £3.79 million in the Great Dixter Trust...
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24 March 2009
The UK could soon have a new generation of Alan Titchmarshes, with housing minister Margaret Beckett set to announce a new apprenticeship scheme today.Speaking at the ParkCity conference in London, Ms Beckett will launch the £1...
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17 March 2009
A supermarket chain is to sponsor a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) scheme to educate school children about gardening.It is hoped that Waitrose's three-year sponsorship deal with the Campaign for School Gardening will encourage more...
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06 March 2009
Primary school children across the UK will soon be learning invaluable gardening skills thanks to a three-year sponsorship deal secured by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).Waitrose has agreed to sponsor the society's 'Campaign...
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20 February 2009
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown created hundreds of the UK's top gardens and was an inspiration to generations of garden and landscape designers.However, a vision he had when he was just 23 years old for the Kirkharle estate in his native...
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12 February 2009
Worrying research has found that 14 million Brits carry out less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week - putting the nation at risk of an obesity epidemic.This goes against recommendations that people should be doing a minimum...
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10 February 2009
One of Glasgow's green spaces is set for a £2 million revamp after lying untouched for years.The gardening and healthy living project at Elder Park in Govan will see what is believed to be the oldest building in the area renovated...
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06 February 2009
Gardeners considering investing in a greenhouse have been advised to go for a larger one than what they feel they need.Getbracknell.co.uk's gardening expert James Ashford recently suggested that there are a few things gardeners should...
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04 February 2009
People who enjoy spending time in the garden and greenhouse could be getting more out of the activity than they know.A recent study has shown that gardening can keep people in shape, strengthen their hands and boost their sense of...
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02 February 2009
Gardeners across the country will have woken up to see their domain covered in a blanket of white as snow continues to fall across the nation.Aside from the chaos on the roads and the runny noses, the snow can also play havoc with...
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23 January 2009
A garden created by legendary horticulturalist EA Bowles is to be renovated and opened to the public.Myddelton House Gardens has received almost £500,000 in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and will undergo a two-year...
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21 January 2009
A Lincolnshire scheme which helps "at-risk" youths learn gardening and woodworking skills recently had the honour of a royal visit.Charles, the Prince of Wales, visited the Hill Hold Wood social enterprise and chatted with...
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16 January 2009
Male gardeners may look a little smug after it emerged that working in the greenhouse and garden for just half an hour a day could improve their sexual performance.Researchers from the University of Vienna studied nearly 700 males...
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08 January 2009
A gardening expert from north-east Wales has called on gardeners in Denbighshire and Flintshire to experiment with growing unusual foods.It comes as £135,000 is ploughed into an agri-food project which is looking to set up a market...
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29 December 2008
Bristol Zoo is looking for youngsters with a talent in the garden and greenhouse to get to work and design its new 'edible garden'.The zoo, which is home to over 400 species of animals, is running a competition to create a new fruit...
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19 December 2008
An Oxfordshire estate famed for its gardens and apple juice is to throw open its doors in January as it hosts a free open day.Waterperry Gardens will hold its second open day on January 25th and gardeners will be welcome to visit areas...
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17 December 2008
Each year for the past two decades the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) has held a lecture in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).Next year's event will be held on February 3rd and will take place in the lecture...
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15 December 2008
The inauguration ceremony held for Barack Obama next month will see the newly-elected president sworn in with the beautiful Disa orchid featuring heavily.The cool-temperature orchid likes climates of between seven and 20 degrees Celsius...
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11 December 2008
Taking care of a few bits and pieces in the garden and greenhouse can be the last thing on gardeners' minds in the run up to Christmas, but the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has advised that a tiny amount of maintenance now can...
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02 December 2008
A garden project in North Yorkshire has been awarded £50,000 by TV show People's Million.The National Lottery-funded show picked out the Helmsley Walled Garden as one of eight national finalists, according to the Darlington and...
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01 December 2008
According to greenhousegrowing.co.uk, UK gardeners can grow all manner of fruit and veg in their greenhouses.Lemons, grapes, strawberries and peaches are just some of the things gardeners choose to fill their greenhouses with.Another...
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28 November 2008
For years it has been an inspiration for gardeners to make use of their greenhouse and beautify their land, but now Regent's Park has won the central region category of the 2008 Britain's Best Park competition.Aside from the park's...
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28 November 2008
A tropical rainforest has been found on an estate in Cornwall after lying unnoticed for over 100 years.The rainforest was discovered by Darren Dickey, head gardener at Trebah Gardens."I was cutting back bushes when I saw the most...
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27 November 2008
An innovative scheme is underway at Liverpool Prison to help re-educate offenders and give them a chance at a career other than crime when they are finally released.From Greenhouse to Kitchen is the Victorian prison's lifeline to its...
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24 November 2008
An important part of gardening for many people is being able to look out of the greenhouse at an abundance of wildlife.In order to ensure that the birds that frequent the nation's gardens stay healthy over winter, the Telegraph has...
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24 November 2008
A new trend has emerged out of the horticultural mire, according to a gardening expert in the Daily Telegraph.According to Stephen Lacey, this Christmas will again see the poinsettia being given as a gift and as part of festive decorations...
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13 November 2008
With winter approaching and all the distractions of the Christmas period that come with it, it can be all too easy to retreat indoors and forget about the garden.But taking care of plants over winter will make things much easier when...
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11 November 2008
A barber from Wales has become one of the first people in the UK to grow bananas outdoors in the UK.While bananas tend to grow best under glass in a greenhouse, the superbly named Michael Michael has managed to take advantage of global...
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31 October 2008
Gardendesigner.co.uk's Judy Fenyvesi has written in her blog how her love for gardening led her to take up the art of flower arranging.She said the garden and greenhouse can be used practically when growing flowers and shouldn't necessarily...
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30 October 2008
Modern Premiership football pitches are often the envy of British gardeners and none more so than that of the one at Emirates Stadium in north London.Arsenal football club head groundsman Paul Purgess has been named Groundsman of the...
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24 October 2008
Former head of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Ken Crowther has been given an award to mark his contribution to the gardening industry.The BBC Radio Essex presenter, who was president of the HTA between 2005 and 2007, scooped...
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22 October 2008
A number of gardeners have been rewarded for their efforts in the greenhouse and garden.The Great Boughton in Bloom competition winners were handed their awards by the deputy lord mayor of Chester Paul Cheetham at Caldy Valley Church.A...
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15 October 2008
Pupils at a school in Reading have shown that they are a dab hand outside of the classroom by creating their own school garden.Alfred Sutton Primary school pupils intend to use the garden to grow their own healthy vegetables.They will...
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14 October 2008
The town of Bury has been given the title of 'best large town' by the Royal Horticultural Society at its 2008 awards ceremony.The achievement marks the town's fifth successive year of success at the awards after consistently proving...
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03 October 2008
A recent poll has found that more and more Brits are taking a home-made lunch to work with them rather than paying for overpriced food from high street vendors.The BBC Good Food magazine poll found that a third of respondents are now...
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02 October 2008
A Channel 4 television programme has shown how a builder from Somerset manages to grow his massive vegetables.Half Ton Veg looks at the story of Ian Stott and his huge produce, giving an insight into how he gets the best out of his...
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01 October 2008
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has offered keen gardening homeowners some pointers to help them encourage birds into their gardens.In the lead-up to the annual Feed the Birds Day, the RSPB is attempting to encourage...
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24 September 2008
People take up gardening for all manner of reasons – from growing their own fruit and veg to the love of using their creative juices.For some though, getting out and working in the garden or greenhouse can be a way of getting...
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22 September 2008
New Gardeners' World presenter Toby Buckland has stirred up controversy by going against the views of his predecessor.Monty Don was firmly against the use of pesticides and was a firm believer in growing from scratch.But Mr Buckland...
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16 September 2008
Recent research has shown that chamomile may be useful in controlling diabetes.Experiments on diabetic rats found that the herb can reduce blood sugar levels, leading to suggestions that chamomile products such as tea may be useful...
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12 September 2008
Lancashire Wildlife Trust is to offer a new, free weekly course designed to teach people how to eat healthily and save money.The course is aimed at those with the environment in mind who would like to 'grow-green'.The classroom-based...
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11 September 2008
The results of Anglia in Bloom have been announced, with the historic town of Brightlingsea taking the overall winners award at the ceremony in Norwich.The town is no stranger to the awards after winning Best Large Town last year.Brightlingsea...
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09 September 2008
Fears are mounting that the poor weather over the summer could be contributing to the spread of a fungus which could wipe out the UK's rhododendrons, according to the Daily Mail.The Sudden Oak Death fungus mainly affects rhododendrons...
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05 September 2008
North East Organic Growers (NEOG) is celebrating a milestone in its history; the society was founded in 1995 and 13 years later is still going strong.Despite the fact that organic food is very much in the public eye today, things were...
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20 August 2008
A molecular biologist and biochemist has suggested that gardeners who grow their own fruit and vegetables could be the healthiest people around.Dr Laurence J Trueman, a specialist in the health effects of eating fruit and veg, told...
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08 August 2008
The weather this summer has left a lot to be desired, not least for gardeners who are being afflicted by a surge in the snail population.Cool, wet weather makes perfect breeding conditions for the pests, which can devastate crops in...
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31 July 2008
As is very much the fashion these days, pupils at a school in Birmingham have been growing their own fruit and vegetables.Pupils from St Albans Primary School in Kings Heath have been taking part in the summer gardening project, which...
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07 July 2008
If ever a story of a gardener making good was to vindicate the passion of us all, the story of Gay Cossins is the one.Ms Cossins is a 64-year-old grandmother who lives in a four bedroom bungalow in Steyning, West Sussex, and lives...
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27 June 2008
A school garden in Yorkshire has been transformed into an educational green space to provide pupils with an engaging and informative environment, it has been reported.Writing in the online pages of the Halifax Courier, sector commentator...
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17 June 2008
With the total average worth of garden equipment standing at around £800, it is wise to be vigilant when it comes to shed security, Confused.com asserts.The price comparison site explains that many horticulturalists fail to lock...
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03 June 2008
There are numerous ways in which Gordon Brown could win over gardeners across the UK, sector commentator Jane Owen suggests.Writing in the online pages of the Times, she suggests that the government could get rid of 17.5 per cent VAT...
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29 May 2008
Horticultural enthusiasts should ensure that they keep their gardens as secure as possible, according to financial services provider Halifax.A study by the firm suggests that 22 per cent of parents with children under the age of five...
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21 May 2008
As the bank holiday weekend approaches, horticultural enthusiasts have been urged to make sure that they have enough insurance in place to protect their green spaces.Price comparison site moneysupermarket.com notes that many people...
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06 May 2008
A number of steps can be taken to reduce the chance of being injured while working in the garden, it has been asserted.Kris Kiser, vice-president of public affairs at the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute comments: "We urge consumers...
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30 April 2008
An increasing number of people are looking to grow their own produce at home, according to gardening expert Joe Swift.The Gardener's World presenter explains that the sales of seeds for fruit and vegetables have been higher than ornamental...
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08 April 2008
A new garden outside Coventry University Hospital helps the sick feel more at home, according to one former patient. The £3,000 courtyard garden was created to celebrate 18th anniversary of the hospital's centre for reproductive...
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