Archives for April 2012

Gift to injured servicemen’s Headley Court therapy unit

Thousands of pounds worth of bespoke raised beds bursting with fruit and vegetables have been donated to an innovative garden therapy unit at Headley Court, the Surrey-based armed forces rehabilitation centre. The gift was made after The Edible Garden Show’s organisers were moved and inspired … [Read more...]



RHS Plant Finder 2012-2103 is now available

The latest edition of the Royal Horticultural Society's annual publication, RHS Plant Finder 2012-2103 is now available . This encyclopaedia of around 70,000 cultivated plants provides the most up-to-date information on where plants can be bought by gardeners looking for their favourites and … [Read more...]



New stunning evergreen Magnolia

Here at Gardening for Health we just adore Magnolias and the newcomer to the scene, Fairy Magnolia Blush looks set to be a real winner. Fairy Magnolia Blush is a startling free flowering evergreen shrub, laden with fragrant flowers from March to May. Reaching mature heights of three to … [Read more...]



Gardening in a drought

For the first time the Royal Horticultural Society is letting anyone use its RHS Members' Advisory Service on Monday 16 April for drought-resistant gardening advice as part of National Gardening Week 2012. The RHS has conducted extensive research into gardening in drought The Royal … [Read more...]



Balmy spring weather and new raised beds

The last two or three weeks have seen some really beautiful warm weather here in Cumbria with the plants starting to romp away. Young plants and seedling in the greenhouse have used the unseasonal  balmy days to put on a spurt of growth.  All of our blight resistant tomato seedlings … [Read more...]



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