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Cold spring affects Chelsea and garden centres

20. May 2013

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A cold, late spring has put summer colours in the garden on hold and also means that many plants for the Chelsea Flower Show are two to four week late This later growing season means that plants that would normally have gone over are still in full bloom, and will make an appearance at the […]

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Chelsea green fingers get greener

19. May 2013

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Each year, the Chelsea Flower Show attracts more than 157,000 visitors over six days and is watched by 19 million viewers via the excellent  coverage of the worlds biggest Flower Show which began today on  BBC  TV. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007lyhs Visitors and TV viewers are attracted by the prospect of wonderful designs, colourful blooms and innovation in horticulture. Set […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Preview

6. May 2013

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  The Chelsea Flower Show preparing for its 100th Press Day.       On Monday 20th May 2013, the most famous Horticultural Show in the world opens in London for its 100th year to deliver garden delights that inspire and delight, as well as create debate and discussion, The Chelsea Flower Show is  THE […]

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Gardening in a changing climate

14. February 2013

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The RHS is the leading gardening charity in the UK and is considered by many gardeners to be the fountain of knowledge on all horticultural matters. The organisation is helping gardeners to understand and adapt to the effects of climate change on their gardens. They have an excellent web-site which explains the current situation in UK […]

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2013 Gardens back to the future

2. January 2013

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Inspiration for our gardens comes from many places – garden designers or books, a TV programme, a neighbour or an idea we  might see at RHS Chelsea. Award-winning Chelsea stalwart Roger Platts, who is designing the M&G show garden at the RHS 2013 Show, Windows Through Time, is aiming to capture the design trends and […]

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RHS watering advice

5. July 2012

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RHS have produced this short video as the final episode of their National Gardening Week  series. Rebecca Bevan signs off with the art of watering your plants – rather simple advice but hopefully useful once it stops raining ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emM8MMK_SSA&feature=share

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Hampton Court Flower Show hosts Urban Oasis

3. July 2012

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Today was the first day of the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and this year the idea of comunity gardening takes centre stage. Urban Oasis brings to life the many ways inner-city gardeners come together to transform neighbourhoods. Created by environmental charities the RHS and Groundwork, and sponsored by Marks & Spencer, it guides visitors through […]

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Jubilee Garden Parties

31. May 2012

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Jubilee Fever has hit the UK and over the long Bank Holiday weekend thousands of  garden parties will be taking place  all over the country. Gardeners will be putting on their best displays so if you are planning a party in your garden check out this website for some more ideas on how to make […]

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Chelsea Flower Show v local gardens

25. May 2012

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The Chelsea Flower Show is enjoying an absolutely glorious week of weather to show off its horticultural delights to the world . Every evening I watch Mr Titchmarsh and his team on the BBC offer an insight into this elitist world of gardening and think how far removed this search for Chelsea perfection is from […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – how green?

24. May 2012

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The carbon footprint of the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show is being challenged by its members according to this article on the Guardian Environmental Pages. “RHS member and visitor Tania Thorne said: “Having seen the level of environmental waste, I would not have guessed the RHS had even heard of climate change“. So is it an […]

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