Detox in the garden

The recent phenomenon of Digital Detoxing is gaining a wider audience and gardening provides a perfect escape to detox yourself from the digital world. Recent research suggests that we check our digital device about every six minutes and spend an hour each day on social media. There was a … [Read more...]

Broccoli may help Osteoarthritis

According to a recent publication from Arthritis Research UK, a compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis. Already becoming more fashionable due to it's high vitamin content and increasing varieties available, broccoli … [Read more...]

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...]

Winners chosen for Gardening Against the Odds Award

The gardeners of the Southend Huntington’s Disease branch allotment have been chosen as the winners of this year’s Gardening Against The Odds Awards, a national programme organised by The Conservation Foundation and The Sunday Telegraph. A celebrity judging panel picked the Sherborne Gardens … [Read more...]

Carrots for healthy eyes

Carrots are full of powerful antioxidants that help maintain healthy eyes and vision. As we get older, the muscles of the eye weaken and the lenses harden. Whilst ageing is inevitable, much of the damage to our eyes is caused by free radicals and is a major contributor of problems … [Read more...]