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RHS Great Veg challenge

11. October 2011

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The RHS Grow Your Own campaign encourages everyone to grow their own fruit and vegetables at home . They are keen to hear how they can develop their existing  information and services by inviting everyone to complete an Online survey: spend a few minutes filling in our online Grow Your Own survey before 20 October 2011 to win a £50 voucher […]

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RHS Autumn Show highlights roof gardening

4. October 2011

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 Today is the first day of the annual RHS Autumn Show which showcases the best of autumn gardening and is held in the beautiful  RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster until Wednesday 5 October . http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-London-Flower-Shows/RHS-London-Autumn-Harvest-Show I will be going along to listen to an interesting speaker from London who has caught my attention lately as she is encouraging a […]

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Hottest UK October day ever

1. October 2011

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              Today was the hottest October day ever recorded with temperatures reaching  29.9C (85.8F) at 14:42 BST in Gravesend, Kent, beating the previous record of 29.4C (84.9F) recorded on 1 October 1985, in March, Cambridgeshire.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15137832 The UK and the rest of Europe has been basking in unseasonly high temperatures for almost a week now with clear blue […]

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RHS and Alys Fowler Grow Your Own

26. July 2011

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RHS and Alys Fowler Grow Your Own

RHS facebook The RHS is increasingly using technology to connect with gardeners. They have an excellent facebook event this week with Alys Fowler, one of my favourite gardeners, answering your questions on their Grow Your Own Facebook page via drop-in Q&A sessions. This takes place on Friday 29 July from 3pm – 4pm and is […]

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Alan Titchmarsh backs gardens

20. July 2011

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If you don’t want your front garden to look like this horror then watch the inspirational Alan Titchmarsh in this video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h-dUWWtdAE

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RHS Grow your Own Facebook advice

15. June 2011

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RHS Grow your Own Facebook advice

The UK Grow your Own season is steaming ahead over the next week with the long hours of daylight continuing up until Midsummers Day on 21st June. The longer days combined with some welcome rain  in the South  is making my veggies really put on a growth spurt. It is great to grow your own […]

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B&Q vertical garden goes sky high

25. May 2011

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B&Q vertical garden goes sky high

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1390415/Gold-standard-Edible-garden-takes-prize-Chelsea-Flower-Show.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Food for thought? This amazing edible garden brimming with fruit and vegetables caught the judges attention at The Chelsea Flower Show and shows just how home grown produce can be produced in the smallest of urban spaces. Apart from providing home grown food and reducing our air miles , there are a host of […]

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RHS highlights water crisis for gardening

22. May 2011

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RHS highlights water crisis for gardening

On the eve of the Chelsea Flower Show it is brilliant to see the RHS using the focus on gardening in the UK this week to point out that gardeners have to think about how they use water to maintain their precious gardens. They have commissioned a study that highlights the benefits of gardens but […]

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How green is Chelsea Flower Show?

22. May 2011

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How green is Chelsea Flower Show?

Environmental concerns figure highly at Chelsea this year with Nigel Dunnett’s New Wild garden, capturing every raindrop to store in two circular ponds, with nothing wasted down the drains. http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/rhs-chelsea/rbc-new-wild-garden/ Marney Hall uses solar panelling to power the greenroofed garden office of her Skyshades garden http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Chelsea-Flower-Show/2011/Gardens/A-to-Z/The-Skyshades-Garden-Powered-by-Light The B&Q sponsored 9m tall garden tower is one […]

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Dry gardening at Chelsea Flower Show

21. May 2011

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Dry gardening at Chelsea Flower Show

The dry weather in Southern England continues with no sign of heavy rain before Chelsea opens on Monday for judging on Members Day. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1387551/UK-weather-Heatwave-way-hottest-May-350-years.html Gardening in the current dry weather is  proving very challenging but there is help at hand from one of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens tipped to win Best in Show. The […]

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