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Chelsea inspiration

26. May 2010

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My quote of the week from Chelsea: “Like the month of May in the course of the year, the garden is meant to be the place where, somehow, the realities, which are too cold or too hot, too busy or not busy enough, too greedy or too slothful, are all suspended and you can float […]

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Chelsea tweets reveal all

24. May 2010

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Reading the BBC and RHS tweets during Chelsea is a great way to catch up on what is happening behind the scenes – apparently Jamie Oliver loves the new RHS iPhone app – bet this canny chap will have his own app very soon. http://www.rhs.org.uk/iphone The word tonight is Best in Show is a surprise  […]

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Missing out on Chelsea Flower Show

16. May 2010

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Missing out on Chelsea Flower Show

The horticultural frenzy that surrounds The Chelsea Flower Show is now in full flow – just 10 days to go and the pressure to deliver that “perfect” garden is on for the exhibitors.http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Chelsea-Flower-Show/2010/Gardens As always with Chelsea, the unseasonal weather seems to be the topical  issue with the Times reporting that “worried garden designers have […]

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Chelsea Flower Show hit by coldest May for 17 years

13. May 2010

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The coldest May for 17 years is affecting the set up of the Chelsea Flower Show which takes place from 25th – 29th May. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1277730/It-sunny–Mays-going-cold-week-forecasters-warn.html http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Chelsea-Flower-Show/2010

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RHS sustains green reputuation

7. May 2010

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RHS sustains green reputuation

I am impressed by how the RHS manages the sustainability of its own gardens.It uses organic composts, little or no regular fertiliser and composting is a core part of its soil husbandry. Water conservation is a major issue as well and at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, water extraction has been reduced by 40 percent. […]

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RHS grow fruit and veg by phone

26. February 2010

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RHS grow fruit and veg by phone

The RHS have just launched a free innovative RHS Grow Your Own iphone app at http://www.rhs.org.uk/iphone This is part of an excellent on-line campaign to encourage Grow Your Own in 2010.The aim is to build a UK map showing where people are growing their own produce and to find out what crops are most popular. […]

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RHS greets an icy 2010

9. January 2010

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The UK is in the grip of a Siberian freeze with temperatures down to -20 in parts of Scotland. The RHS is particularly suffering the cold – reports suggest it that has lost its grip on the UK’s gardening pulse and is facing an extremely challenging 2010. Would love to know your thoughts on this […]

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RHS explores hardiness issues

7. January 2010

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The RHS has now closed its UK survey to find out more about how hardiness is affecting the plants that we grow. The survey asked for specific detail about how plants in your garden coped with the very cold winter of 2008/9. Results are expected soon. Last winter was the coldest UK winter for 13 […]

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Climate change cycles

22. October 2009

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On Radio 4 today, Melvyn Bragg explored the geological history of our country going back over 400 million years when the UK was located south of the equator near to where Australia is today and Scotland was a separate entity situated near to the equator.http://www.thelamornasociety.org.uk/Pages/Geology.htm  Some 300 million years ago, the UK was covered with a tropical […]

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Gardening in a changing climate at RHS Wisley

7. September 2009

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Gardening in a changing climate at RHS Wisley

Yesterday I took part in the climate change walk around the RHS Wisley gardens in Surrey which is part of the British Science Festival taking place this week. Climate Change Gardening is a subject close to my heart so I was disappointed to see that I was the only person on the walk ! The […]

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