Research, stats and trends on the industry

16 May 2011
A group of keen gardeners in Henley-on-Thames have planted all sorts of colourful varieties at several locations in a bid to spruce up the village.Since forming 18 months ago, the Village Gardeners group have revamped a number of green...
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10 September 2010
British gardens and greenhouses could soon be filled with interesting heirloom varieties of fruit and vegetables. Complaints about a lack of diversity, as well as a growing interest in historic genomes, have led to the European Commission...
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09 August 2010
The UK's premier garden and greenhouse organisation has announced the list of plants that it will put on trial in 2011. Each year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) examines a number of species in depth before deciding whether...
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01 July 2010
New research has shown that earthworms can be responsible for the death of some seeds.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reported that the critters can sometimes munch on seeds and seedlings before they break the surface of the...
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01 June 2010
A book considered to be something of a garden and greenhouse bible by many British growers has been updated with thousands of new entries.The Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Plantfinder contains details of more than 70,000 species,...
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20 May 2010
Garden and greenhouse owners may be interested to learn that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has put a big blue poppy on trial.The Meconopsis is growing at the organisation's Garden Harlow Carr site in Harrogate and is expected...
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13 May 2010
New research has revealed the top home and garden website in the UK to be diy.com.According to Horticulture Week, the Experian Hitpoint figures show that the online resource, which is owned by B&Q, achieved an 8.46 per cent market...
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31 March 2010
Brits could be encouraged to spend time and money improving the condition of their garden and greenhouse after research showed it could cost them in the long run.A study by QVC, published in Horticulture Week, found that almost half...
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16 December 2009
A tiny flower that only grows in Scotland is under threat from changing grazing patterns, it has been revealed.Recent research from Scottish Natural Heritage found that Primula scotica - a primrose that grows in just three areas of...
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What can I do to get my children interested in gardening...

Some children have a natural affinity for plants and gardens and...

23 August 2011

How do I compost grass clippings...

When the summer grass is growing strongly it needs mowing once or...

23 August 2011

What is a green manure...

A green manure is a type of crop that you grow en masse on bare patches...

10 August 2011