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RHS Chelsea Flowers early

20. May 2011

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RHS Chelsea Flowers early

The Independent  says that “Visitors to Chelsea could be in for a very different experience this year, as unusual weather over the preceding months has forced many garden designers to rethink their plans. A cold snap followed by the warmest April on record has meant the best laid turf of many gardeners has gone awry […]

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show greens our cities

12. May 2011

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Great news that the RHS is highlighting the issue of making our cities greener at this years Chelsea Flower Show with their interactive greening ideas for adapting to  climate change: “Parks have long been described the ‘lungs of the city’, but with climate change never far from the headlines, town and city dwellers – and […]

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RHS iPhone app offers drought warnings

11. May 2011

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For gardeners on the move like me, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of what is happening with your garden. I have been busy working in London all week  but worrying about how my garden is coping at this peak growing time. Thoughts such as is eveyrthing wilting in the heat, is my melon […]

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Great RHS Veg Challenge

30. April 2011

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Great RHS Veg Challenge

All over the UK gardeners are busy planting seeds, veg plants and getting excited about the prospect of looking after and harvesting their plants over the next few months. It has been a great start to the growing season this year with record sunshine and warmth – lets just pray for some rain in the […]

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Upload seed photo to RHS Facebook and win £50

12. April 2011

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Upload seed photo to RHS Facebook and win £50

Join the RHS Grow Your Own Facebook group and win a £50 RHS plant shop voucher. Simply upload a photo of your  seedlings for a chance to win. http://www.facebook.com/pages/RHS-Grow-Your-Own/163963260321487?sk=wall#!/pages/RHS-Grow-Your-Own/163963260321487?sk=wall

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RHS modernisation tackles climate change

24. January 2011

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The RHS has stated that one of  its prime objectives in the future  is to help gardeners become more environmentally sustainable. This welcome new direction is being promoted by its new Director General Sue Biggs: “Whether or not you accept climate change is man made there is lots of evidence that we have a more […]

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RHS highlights garden renaissance

5. August 2010

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Increasing numbers of people are joining their local garden and allotment clubs, says the Royal Horticultural Society in the lead up to its annual Dig Together Day on 4th and 5th September.http://www.rhs.org.uk/digtogetherday The gardening ‘renaissance’ was revealed by a recent survey of 100 of the Society’s affiliated gardening clubs – 73% of clubs saw their […]

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Climate change crop garden wins at Hampton Court

7. July 2010

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Hadlow College’s Food 4 Thought display has been named best small garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show.It uses fruit that may be grown in Kent as a result of climate change in the future. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/10532841.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/10340866.stm

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Hampton Court highlights climate change

3. July 2010

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Hampton Court highlights climate change

The world’s largest flower show starts in just 3 days.The Hampton Court Flower Show runs from 6-11 July and is the highlight of my horticultural year. If you have never been it is a fantastic event full of inspirational ideas for the garden. It is much less designer focused than Chelsea and you get the […]

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Tropical garden wins gold at Chelsea

28. May 2010

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The first ever full size tropical garden to be built at the  Chelsea Flower Show was awarded a gold medal this year. James Wong, best known as the BBC TV presenter of Grow Your Own Drugs, built this incredible Malaysian garden to inspire UK gardeners to step outside their comfort zone. Growing tropical plants in […]

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