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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Getting your own house and garden in order is a wise move but, as the UK’s leading horticultural charity, I would like to see the RHS do more to encourage Garden Centres to be greener. Whenever I walk round a garden centre, I am dismayed by the lack of “green” awareness – particularly in relation to water usage in the garden.

With its roots firmly in the soil,  maybe the RHS could challenge the industry with a Green Award for the Garden Centre that does the most to encourage greening up our act in the garden.

What are your views on garden centres? Do you have a “green” garden centre near where you live

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