Growing tips

16 September 2011
People thinking of investing in greenhouses may be thinking of attending this weekend's Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, which will mark their centenary celebration.The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is expecting tens of thousands of...
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30 August 2011
The competition was particularly fierce at this year's Garden of the Year award run by the Bedfordshire Times and Citizen and Biggleswade Chronicle, greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to hear.Winners of the large front...
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24 May 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts thinking of growing their own fruit and vegetables may be interested to hear that a meat-free diet has all the nutrients humans need "for every stage of life".That is the view of Liz O'Neill, head...
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12 May 2011
Gardeners should have planted vegetables such as tomatoes, squashes, pumpkins and courgettes by May, according to Richard Gianfrancesco, head of research for Which? Gardening.Mr Gianfrancesco also suggested that it is important to...
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25 February 2011
A greenhouse and gardening expert in Reading has revealed how she enlisted some natural help in her fight against slugs.In an article for the Wokingham Times, Linda Fort said she ordered a pack of nematodes to drench over her vegetables.When...
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23 February 2011
Giving kids a cactus to nurture this half-term could keep them entertained, a gardening expert has suggested.In an article for the Daily Mail, Martyn Cox revealed children are fascinated by the spiky plants and they are easy to keep...
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07 February 2011
Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts may be interested to hear the thoughts of one plant growing specialist who has revealed her top tomato growing tips.Writing for the Statesman, Renee Studebaker said the first step is to start seeds...
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26 January 2011
People who plant vegetables in their greenhouses are likely to find they add a nutritious element to their meals.This is because, according to the national secretary for the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Donna...
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19 January 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to hear the opinion of one gardening writer who has outlined her style tips for those with a conservatory.First of all, Anne Wareham explained in the Daily Telegraph, it is important not to...
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11 January 2011
Planting flowers such as begonias and pelargoniums in a warm greenhouse has been named as one of the top things to do in the garden this week.Sowing seeds of this type now, including lobelias and salvias, can help to provide early...
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31 December 2010
New year is the perfect time for gardeners and greenhouse owners to start planting vegetables, according to one expert. In an article for the Isle of Wight County Press, Richard Wright revealed starting off a plot in the first part...
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30 November 2010
Taking precautions can help to protect garden and greenhouse plants from the heavy snow that has caused chaos on Britain's roads and led to a number of sporting events being postponed. As a result of the weather, the Royal Horticultural...
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12 October 2010
Garden and greenhouse owners have been urged to prepare for the new growing season by taking some action in autumn. DIY Matters said that October, when the leaves start to change colour and fall from trees, is perfect for getting the...
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08 October 2010
October is the perfect month for buying apple trees, according to expert Chris Smith, who owns Pennard Plants. Specialising in heritage varieties that can be grown in containers, Mr Smith recently spoke to the Royal Horticultural Society...
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11 August 2010
Those who like growing their own fruit and vegetables should start filling their gardens and greenhouses with autumn-cropping seeds now. That is the view of Preston Lane Allotments expert John Doherty, who told BBC News that gardeners...
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04 August 2010
Families hoping that their roses look good over the summer months have been told that keeping a look out for falling leaves could be wise to help limit the chances of flowers being impacted by disease.Val Bourne has written for the...
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04 August 2010
Gardeners have been given some flower-cutting advice aimed at ensuring their summer plants do not get damaged.The Press and Journal has reported that bulb flowers are the type that tend to be in season during the summer months, with...
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16 July 2010
Garden and greenhouse plants could be more susceptible to slugs and snails after the recent wet weather.According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the pests had been kept at bay by the dry spell, but have resurfaced as a result...
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12 July 2010
Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who are stuck in a horticultural rut have been encouraged to visit public green spaces.Sites such as the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Garden Wisley, Garden Harlow Carr and Garden Rosemoor should...
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07 May 2010
Brits have been warned that a troublesome insect could cause big issues with blueberry crops during 2010.Horticulture Week revealed that the Farm Advisory Services Team has warned growers that the light-brown apple moth is set to be...
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06 May 2010
Brits who love getting their hands dirty in the garden and greenhouse may know how important the weather is to their success.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has published a list of conditions to expect during the month of May...
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23 April 2010
After months of bitterly cold weather, growers can finally get out of their greenhouse and into their gardens.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has released a number of tips for spring gardening to help Brits get to grips with...
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29 March 2010
Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts hoping to boost their chances of success when growing cabbages may be interested in a recent article in the Huddersfield Examiner.The newspaper's horticultural expert Graham Porter suggested that now...
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23 March 2010
Northumberland garden and greenhouse fans were today (March 23rd) given the opportunity to put their horticulture questions to a seasoned expert.Bob Tridgett - a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) silver gilt winner and a former BBC...
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08 March 2010
London garden and greenhouse enthusiasts looking to grow their own food can now pick up tips from a new source.The Healthy London Living website has recruited the help of online produce retailer Grown For You to create regular updates...
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23 February 2010
Those who find their garden or greenhouse infested with vermin may have themselves to blame, it has been claimed.BBC Berkshire horticulture expert Colin Evans has suggested that many people inadvertently attract rats by throwing kitchen...
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21 January 2010
Garden and greenhouse fans across the UK can help wildlife by communicating and working together, it has been claimed.According to Leeds University, cooperation between neighbours could be key to boosting biodiversity in Britain.It...
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04 January 2010
Brits with small garden areas may struggle to choose the one tree that suits their needs, but the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given some advice on the issue.One of the more important factors in your choice should be the potential...
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14 December 2009
Those who can spare the time over the festive period may enjoy getting out of the kitchen and back into the garden and greenhouse.According to the Times, there is nothing that is absolutely pressing to be done, but taking the time...
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11 December 2009
Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts making their own compost have been urged to spend a penny to help the process.According to the Daily Mail, doing so will improve the nutrients in the organic material, while mixing wet and dry materials...
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02 November 2009
Garden and greenhouse fans who grow their own food from seed are helping to cut the UK's impact on the environment.That is the view of environment secretary Hillary Benn, who recently launched a task force aimed at encouraging more...
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30 October 2009
British garden and greenhouse enthusiasts inspired by Halloween to grow their own pumpkins may be interested in a list of favourite varieties published in a national newspaper.The Guardian explained that shop-bought pumpkins may be...
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12 October 2009
Following last week's tip that garden and greenhouse enthusiasts reuse their old grow bags, the Guardian has published more horticultural information.The newspaper had suggested Brits use their old grow bags to cultivate some winter...
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17 September 2009
Horticulture fans who often find their garden and greenhouse hose has kinks or splits in it may be interested in this handy tip.In2Town magazine suggests there is no need to replace the pipe, or even to use expensive and "impractical"...
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11 August 2009
Horticulture enthusiasts looking to share their passion with their offspring may wonder how best to introduce them to gardening.One company feels it has come up with the answer by producing Potting Party packs.The bundles contain a...
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