Archives for January 2012

Return of TV gardening shows

Whilst gardener's spend their winter days watching repeats on various lifestyle channels, filming of the new programmes are well under way for the 2012 season. There will be plenty of hints and tips from the professionals aimed at helping us get the best from our gardens. Gardener's World will … [Read more...]



Grow your own edible snails

Perhaps the last thing a gardener needs is more snails, but these culinary delights are setting the latest trend for the British smallholder. Demand for edible home grown molluscs is no longer moving at a ‘snail’s pace’. Popularity for Escargot has gathered speed as more people try their … [Read more...]



RHS announces 2012 Britain in Bloom finalists

The Royal Horticultural Society has selected 73 finalists from over 1,000 entries to take part in the 2012 RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals. Ranging from small rural villages to major industrial cities, each finalist is aiming for a gold medal, and the coveted title of category winner. Sue … [Read more...]



RHS issue fruit crop warning

The lack of a cold winter could damage fruit yields later in the year, warn The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The society is concerned that this year’s mild winter may lead to smaller fruit crops this autumn with a subsequent rise in prices. Most hardy fruit plants need a period of … [Read more...]



June Crisfield Chapman exhibition at Bowes

June Crisfield Chapman, known for her engravings of plants in The Countryman magazine, will be the focus of a new exhibition at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. June follows two main themes in her engravings: plant forms and characters from literature and the theatre. She finds … [Read more...]



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