Sun Shines on Gardening Scotland 2016

On a sunny, warm first weekend in June we visited Gardening Scotland 2016. Held at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, this show is often a go to place for gardeners in the north of England because we know the plants will thrive in our similar climate. This year we took the train, only an … [Read more...]

New killer Aquilegia disease sweeps the UK

Gardeners are being asked to be vigilant to help stop the spread and identify areas affected by Aquilegia downy mildew. Carrie Thomas, who held the only two National Plant Collections of Aquilegias warns that downy mildew threatens to kill all the Aquilegias (Columbines) otherwise known as … [Read more...]

Join Brampton Community Garden

Brampton Community Garden in Cumbria are looking for more volunteers. If you have been toying with the idea growing your own fruit and vegetables but have been put off by the amount of work involved or you simply don't have the space, then a Community Garden could be just the thing. It is what … [Read more...]

Tomato plant packs

Jersey Plants Direct have created some great tomato plant packs, including a brilliant heritage range. Growing plants from seed may not always be the most economical idea, especially if you want to grow a few different varieties.  With each pack of seed costing upwards of £2.00, it would cost … [Read more...]

RHS School Gardeners of the Year competition

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening has launched its annual search for the most talented and inspiring school gardeners in the fourth RHS School Gardeners of the Year competition. Schools across the UK are invited to nominate their gardening stars for three coveted … [Read more...]