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RHS Grow their Own underwear at Hampton Court Show

26. May 2009

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Bras, briefs and boxer shorts donated to Chelsea Flower Show By Louise Gray , Daily Telegraph Bra Photo: RHS The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) asked visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show to donate clean unwanted bras, boxer shorts and jockey pants for its summer Grow Your Own campaign. Dozens handed in old underwear which will […]

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Rainwater harvesting – Indian style

25. May 2009

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Rainwater harvesting – Indian style

If climate change means more monsoon style rain then rainwater harvesting will need to become part of everyday life. This amazing video shot in India sums up the simplicity of rainwater harvesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWnhYIIKY0U We need to harvest rain for our gardens but in India the rain provides food needed to survive. Find more info and […]

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The other Chelsea Flower Show

24. May 2009

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The other Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show may have ended yesterday but if you walk round any British town or village or down any street there are simply hundreds of beautiful gardens bursting with wonderful flowers and innovative design ideas.There really is nothing like an English garden on a sunny day: The gardens above use traditional and mediterranean […]

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Bank Holiday Green Gardening

23. May 2009

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Bank Holiday Green Gardening

This Bank holiday weekend sees a huge increase in the regular round of law mowing, watering and obsessive gardening habits that are synonymous with the english summer. Here are some interesting facts that might help us re-think gardening habits over the Bank Holiday? We use 70% more water today than we did 40 years ago […]

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Chelsea Climate change garden used at Heathrow

20. May 2009

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Here is a great way to make use of a Chelsea Flower Show garden: Greenpeace take RHS Chelsea Flower Show to Heathrow by Matthew Appleby HortWeek.com 20 May 2009 Greenpeace are protesting about Heathrow airport expansion by planting landscape designer Thomas Hoblyn’s Chelsea garden near the runway. Chelsea Flower Show is being transplanted to Sipson, […]

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Chelsea Shows its environmental + social conscience

19. May 2009

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Chelsea Shows its environmental + social conscience

Its that time of year again – the gardening community is buzzing with news and views about : The Greatest Flower Show on Earth – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show http://www.rhs.org.uk/whatson/shows/chelsea2009/ This year Chelsea takes place between 19th -23rd May in a very different climate compared to last year’s extravaganza. Despite the economic cloud that […]

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Water – Wise Australians

11. May 2009

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Water – Wise Australians

The effects of climate change on UK gardens are nothing when you see what has been happening in Australia over the past decade.The changing climatic conditions and drought that have affected areas of this vast country have caused many people to radically rethink their gardens. Water restrictions are so much a part of everyday life […]

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Ailing American economy fuels veggie mania

2. May 2009

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Ailing American economy fuels veggie mania

Mr Barack Obama has been a busy man during his first 100 days in office – just like his fellow countrymen. Thousands of Americans are digging up their lawns to plant vegetables as the financial crisis tightens its grip even further. The National Gardening Association Of America estimates that seven million more American households will […]

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Barbecue Britain?

2. May 2009

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After two wash-outs in 2007/8, the Met office has put its reputation on the line by suggesting that summer 2009 will be a temperature busting one – reaching 30c. This is well above average and combined with their prediction of low rainfall with a number of small heatwaves, it is looking good for gardeners – […]

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Happy Sunflower Day!

1. May 2009

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Happy Sunflower Day!

Celebrate May Day and plant a sunflower to keep you smiling over the coming months. It will remind you that life is good despite the threat of  swine fever and economic gloom  – it might even inspire warm and sunny weather in the UK. May is my favourite month and this year it has a […]

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