Environmental/eco-gardening

25 October 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts in Merseyside are being encouraged to put their green fingers to good use by planting flowers, trees and shrubs in local parks to make communities happier.The appeal is part of the UK's biggest single day...
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12 October 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts of all ages took to the garden to help brighten up the grounds of the Belmont Grosvenor School in North Yorkshire.The school signed up for the Royal Horticultural Society's Get Your Grown-Ups Growing campaign,...
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12 September 2011
People interested in investing in greenhouses may have been some of the 10,000 who headed to the Billingham Carnival and Garden show this weekend.The produce tent displayed award-winning vegetables from locals and food that children...
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24 August 2011
The Rossendale community greenhouse scheme, which aims to help people with mental health problems by offering them gardening opportunities, has received a Big Lottery Fund grant worth £276,000, greenhouse enthusiasts will be...
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19 August 2011
Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough opened its doors today to a wave of optimism after local dignitaries were left swooning following a special preview last night.The mayor of Peterborough, along with local councillors and business...
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17 August 2011
Horticultural institute Kew Gardens has launched a project to help restore diversity within the UK's wild flower population, greenhouse enthusiast might be interested to hear.The organisation plans to take specimens of rare flowers...
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03 August 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts who choose organic food are helping to protect animals and the environment, an expert has suggested.Richard Jacobs, chief executive of Organic Farmers & Growers, said animal welfare is "enshrined"...
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21 July 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts in the UK may be interested to hear that organic food sales could be about to surge after a period of decline.That is according to Richard Jacobs, chief executive of Organic Farmers & Growers, who suggested...
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18 May 2011
Homeowners looking for privacy in their gardens without boxing themselves in or blocking out the sun might want to think about installing a partition made of organic materials.That is the opinion of former BBC Gardeners' World...
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28 April 2011
A community group in Malvern is calling for greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts to help redevelop a green space and celebrate National Guerrilla Gardening Day this Sunday (May 1st).The Wilderness Regeneration Group is looking for...
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19 April 2011
Tough economic conditions mean greenhouse enthusiasts are choosing cheaper gardening items at present, but they still want plenty of colour.That is the opinion of Graham Clarke from Amateur Gardening magazine, who said people want...
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04 February 2011
Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts should perform soil analysis to get the best out plants and vegetables, it has been claimed.Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Guy Barter said it is worth checking whether nutrients such as phosphorus,...
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31 January 2011
New year is the perfect time for gardening and greenhouse enthusiasts to plan for the next 12 months, an expert has stated.In an article for the South Wales Echo, Alison Young said now is the time for people to get out seed catalogues...
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21 January 2011
Getting out into the garden and preparing the soil is the perfect way for greenhouse enthusiasts to spend the winter, it has been suggested.In an article for the Daily Mail, BBC Gardeners' World contributor Martyn Cox said carrying...
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13 January 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to learn one of Britain's rarest flowers is under threat.According to the Royal Horticultural Society, spiked rampion has a tall, creamy flower spike with heart-shaped leaves and was made...
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05 January 2011
Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to hear restoration of the 100-year-old gardens of London's Horniman Museum has begun.Originally home to the philanthropist Frederick Horniman, the 6.5 hectare gardens in Forest Hill were...
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22 December 2010
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is behind the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' (Defra) planned consultation on banning peat from horticulture products. Used in compost for decades, peat is a valuable carbon...
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22 November 2010
A shop in Selworthy can now boast having the largest population of Leptodontium gemmascens (thatch moss) in the world. Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been urged to keep their eyes peeled for the moss, which mainly grows in...
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18 November 2010
Exbury Gardens recently asked its head gardener to undertake a task that may have made him the envy of many a horticultural enthusiast. John Anderson was asked to leave his garden and greenhouse in the UK and travel thousands of miles...
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10 November 2010
The National Trust for Scotland-owned island of Canna has been found to be an internationally important site for waxcap fungi. It is nestled in the Inner Hebrides off the coast of the Scottish mainland and a recent survey turned up...
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08 November 2010
Wildlife conservation in the UK is not sufficient to prevent the loss of further native species, it has been claimed. Garden and greenhouse fans often consider how to make their green space more animal-friendly, but a new report has...
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04 November 2010
The UK's largest garden and greenhouse charity has sprung into action ahead of National Tree Week. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), autumn is a great time to get saplings planted. It is therefore giving away...
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25 October 2010
Experts conducting a survey of the UK's hedgerow biodiversity are looking for garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who are willing to help out. Participants in the Open Air Laboratories Project (OALP) study are being asked to choose...
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01 October 2010
New research has shown that plants may be more at risk of extinction than mammals or birds. According to the grim statistics, approximately one in five of the world's known plant species could be in danger of dying out. The Royal...
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20 September 2010
While fungi may not be as attractive as flowers or other plants, garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been encouraged to make a stand on its behalf. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), a new body has been set up to...
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15 September 2010
Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been encouraged to help the British Trust for Ornithology battle trichomonosis. The disease jumped the "species barrier" from pigeons to finches in 2005 and wiped out approximately 35...
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13 September 2010
Prince Charles is hosting an event to promote green living, it has been revealed. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the Royal Garden Party is the longest running event of its kind and has welcomed a number of celebrities...
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06 August 2010
Yorkshire's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr has been put forward for two major prizes in tourism and sustainability. The site recently opened its Bramall Learning Centre, which is said to be one of the most environmentally-friendly...
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30 July 2010
Families looking to spend some quality time in their gardens after a hard day's work may want to consider purchasing a set of garden lights to make their evenings more relaxing and enjoyable.An article on PR Fire has suggested that...
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19 July 2010
Work on a west London horticultural attraction is set to be completed next month, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).The organisation noted that while the official opening of the London Wetland Centre's rain garden...
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09 June 2010
The new coalition government hopes to cut out the practice of garden grabbing, where developers build on green land classed as brownfield sites.BBC News reported that builders are keen to construct new houses on such open spaces as...
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13 April 2010
British garden and greenhouse experts are lending their knowledge to a programme designed to protect a plant used to make a valuable spice.The saffron crocus, grown commercially throughout southern Europe, Kashmir and Iran, is at risk...
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15 March 2010
Experts are set to release a species of plant-eating bugs into the UK environment in the hope of controlling a troublesome weed.The Japanese knotweed's growth has become a real problem and the government has given the green light to...
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09 December 2009
The effect of climate change on sea levels and weather patterns has been well documented, but it has now emerged that Scotland's forests could be at risk from the lack of summer rainfall.Garden and greenhouse fans may have noticed...
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25 November 2009
A wildlife gardener and ecologist who began noting the visitation habits of bumblebees in his garden in 2006 was surprised to find they were often failing to take their traditional winter hibernation period.Marc Carlton noted that...
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19 November 2009
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed that a study is underway at its Garden Wisley site into how different plants attract insects to the garden.It explained that the three-year project kicked off in spring 2009 and will...
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27 October 2009
A firm which removed a product from shelves in 2008 due to complaints that it was harming vegetable crops in gardens and allotments has won its case to market it once more.Dow AgroSciences stopped selling Aminophyalid after garden...
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19 October 2009
Gardeners concerned about the effect of greenhouse gasses on their crops are not alone in fearing climate change.Prime minister Gordon Brown has used the Major Economies Forum to warn that there is a real danger of catastrophic consequences...
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15 October 2009
A charity carrying out a survey of the UK's wildflower populations has noticed a "startling" recovery in numbers.According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), conservation organisation Plantlife has discovered that...
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