Archives for October 2010

Beware of sharing fuchsia plants

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is warning gardeners to be careful about sharing fuchsia plants and cuttings. The warning has been issued to help stop the spread of the fuchsia gall mite, Aculops fuchsiae. The mite was first detected in the UK by the RHS only three years ago when one … [Read more...]



Ex-Services Gardening Therapy

Erskine and the ex-Service charity Gardening Leave, have joined forces to help service personnel suffering from stress. Gardening Leave will run a horticultural therapy project, based in the Old Garden Centre at Erskine. Erskine will be recruiting suitable volunteers to assist a qualified … [Read more...]



Thrive Battersea Garden Project

Work will start this October on The Thrive Battersea Garden Project to provide a new building and gardens. The facilities at Thrive's main garden in Battersea Park, London are no longer fit for purpose and are going to undergo a face lift to allow them to meet growing demand. During October, … [Read more...]



Potatoes, rich in nutrients

Often given bad press due to its association with the humble chip or french fry, potatoes are a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients. Potatoes are a staple food in the UK, with hundreds of varieties available to the gardener throughout the year. The recipe uses are a varied as the … [Read more...]



Autumn garden tasks

Plant life slows, leaves take on glorious colours and the nights turn much colder, but Autumn can be a busy time in the garden. Depending on where in the world you are depends when Autumn starts.  In the UK the cooler evenings and windy conditions often arrive mid-to late September. With … [Read more...]



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