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What is sustainable gardening?

20. June 2015

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Gardeners are the custodians of the UK’s 27 million parks and gardens and have a responsibility to make sure that we look after them in a responsible and environmental way – hence the phrase sustainable gardening. Sustainable gardening is the concept of using garden practices to maintain a garden so that natural resources (such as […]

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Green Roofs Guest Blog

19. December 2012

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Is it Time to Rethink Green Roof Planting?       Latest research suggests sedums may not be best This is the first Guest Blog from Tijana Blanusa,  a  researcher  at the RHS who specialises in Sustainable Gardening. I recently published the results of my research that sedums may not be the best performers for helping […]

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Climate change crops in Southern England

1. October 2012

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Climate change crops in Southern England

Predictions are in 50 years time that the countryside in parts of Southern England could resemble Tuscany or Provence, as the average mean temperature looks set to rise by 2c and average rainfall to http://www.greenhouse-warming.org.uk/12.php Transformation is already in the air. Climate change crops are a reality in parts of South England: * KENT is […]

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Roof gardens reach new heights

17. September 2012

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When space is limited, sometimes a gardener must take to the roof. Around the world resourceful gardeners are turning what would otherwise be an overlooked and underutilized area into a place of beauty and serenity. Plus, you’d be amazed at the amount of fruit and vegetable you can coax out of these small spaces.Making the […]

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Veg Gardening and climate change

24. March 2012

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Veg Gardening and climate change

This guest post has been written by Peter Kearney who created and runs the excellent City Food Growers web-site from Brisbane in Australia. Peter uses his horticultural knowledge and practical experience to explain how vegetable gardens can adapt to changing temperatures and unpredictable weather. Being in tune with your local climate is one of most […]

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Food Gardening with Attitude

19. March 2012

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Food Gardening with Attitude

Cultivating your food gardening attitude Here are some inspirational words for growing your own produce from  Australian Peter Kearney of City Food Growers It is very easy to be consumed by all the tasks and challenges of growing food with organic methods. In fact, for many gardeners, their early excitement fades as the challenges mount. […]

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Rooftop gardening helps combat climate change

11. February 2012

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Rooftop gardening helps combat climate change

A recent RHS study has shown that rooftop gardening can help combat climate change by lowering surrounding air temperatures. RHS scientist, Tijana Blanusa, who undertook the RHS research, says: ‘With our climate getting warmer, gardeners will be playing an even more important part in helping reduce the effects.’ ‘Getting planting right in urban spaces, which can […]

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Capital Growth for Urban Food Growing

26. January 2012

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Capital Growth are  on target to have 2012 grow your own spaces in London by the end of this year.They have just announced an impressive number of workshops to help reach this target.Courses include Organis Gardening and Gardening for Schools at four training sites  – click on the link for further details: North London -The Regents Park, […]

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Bake your lawn

18. January 2012

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Finding ways to engage children in sustainability is a constant challenge but this looks like a brilliant idea to encourage kids to understand that bread can be grown from seed to sandwich. On Monday 23 January, Real Bread Campaign ambassador and star of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom Herbert sows the Bake Your Lawn challenge […]

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Xmas last minute gift for gardeners

24. December 2011

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GrowVeg.com gift certificates are the perfect gift for any gardener with a vegetable patch. Each gift certificate gives a one or two year subscription to our online Garden Planner – the interactive way to plan a vegetable garden, giving access to: Garden Plans: Quickly produce garden plans and change the layout Growing information: Just click […]

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