Green gardening issues

16 November 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to know that the Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight is hoping for a new owner to step forward, after the council made it available to an independent organisation from next April.The...
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07 November 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts aplenty in Melrose joined in the festivities to see BBC4's Gardeners' Question Time record two separate editions of the popular radio show as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations for the Melrose...
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26 October 2011
Greenhouse enhtusiasts might be interested to hear that gardening is the key to keeping your body healthy well into old age, that is according to the Daily Telegraph's gardening expert Bunny Guinness.Regular panellist on BBC Radio...
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19 October 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts might be encouraged to start building more gardens as they can be used as effective flood control measures, according to an expert.Speaking on the FT Science podcast, Roger Williams, head of science at the Royal...
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18 October 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts in East Lothian might be interested to learn that the council will use funds originally earmarked for a celebration to mark North Berwick in Bloom's success for winter planting at the war memorial garden...
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10 October 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to learn a green-fingered schoolgirl has been named winner of the Lambeth Living Estates in Bloom Contest.Teagon Gregory-Weekes took the top prize and was crowned the borough's best gardener...
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06 October 2011
The greenhouse enthusiast that won this year's Milton Keynes Garden of the Year award has described her patch as a little piece of heaven.Kerry Lee Lintot spent £6,000 and the last four years cultivating her garden, which...
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05 October 2011
Dunn Street Primary School in South Tyneside is creating possible lovers of greenhouses and gardening of the future and it has been recognised for its efforts with an award in this year's Northumbria in Bloom.The school was given...
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27 September 2011
People thinking of investing in greenhouses might be interested to learn that Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire has won the special prize of the foundation Schloss Dyck at the European Garden Heritage Awards.Lord and Lady Ashbrook,...
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21 September 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts who form part of the Bracknell Horticultural Association have celebrated the organisation's first anniversary with a talk provided by BBC Radio Berkshire's Colin Evans on Gardening and the Media.The group...
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19 September 2011
The 'gardening bug' in Morpeth, Northumberland, has continued to grow with town centre shops reporting increased sales in 'grow your own' products, greenhouse enthusiasts might be interested to hear.One shop in the...
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23 August 2011
The Lochend Growing Project in Edinburgh is aiming to create a sense of community among its residents by teaching new skills about growing fruit and veg, and encouraging people to build new relationships.Funded by the City of Edinburgh...
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06 June 2011
June is the start of summer and is one of the busiest times for gardening and greenhouse enthusiasts, with plenty of jobs to do.According to Northampton Garden Centre plant expert David Major, these include keeping soil moist with...
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04 May 2011
Homeowners thinking of growing fruit and vegetables in their greenhouse or outside space may be interested to hear that consuming lots of natural produce can prevent dementia, it has been suggested.Dr Susanne Sorensen, head of research...
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21 April 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to hear tulips look beautiful in pots and can do wonders for the compost heap, an expert has suggested.In an article for the Daily Telegraph, editor of Thinking Gardens Anne Wareham said she...
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01 April 2010
One of the UK's most renowned garden and greenhouse attractions will soon have a new green facility.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) site has invested millions of pounds in the construction of a new eco-friendly learning centre.According...
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11 March 2010
Local officials in Norfolk are to teach local residents about the benefits of growing their own fruit and vegetables.With growing numbers of Britons now shunning supermarket-bought produce in favour of growing their own food, Waveney...
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05 February 2010
More people are dedicating their time to gardening, a new survey has shown.A survey conducted by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has revealed that an increasing number of people are spending time gardening.The results show...
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19 January 2010
Nottingham Trent University has become the first university to sign up to the Garden Organic Heritage Seed Library (HSL) programme as a seed guardian.The English educational establishment joins around 300 other members of the scheme,...
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06 November 2009
A species thought to be lost to cultivation may have been rediscovered in an Isle of Man garden, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed.Scientists have struggled to source a herbarium specimen to ascertain whether the plant...
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