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...]

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...]

Patio Raspberry selling fast

Raspberry Ruby Beauty, an new exclusive patio raspberry from Thompson and Morgan is being snatched up like hot cakes. These compact dwarf raspberry canes reach just 1m (3") high, making them perfect for large patio containers and smaller gardens. Try planting 1 raspberry plant per 10 litre … [Read more...]

Jonathan Moseley joins Edible Garden Show

Jonathan Moseley, floral expert on The BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge will be thrilling visitors with his own amazing displays at The Edible Garden Show — the UK’s only national event dedicated to grow your own. The leading floral designer and internationally-renowned demonstrator who has been … [Read more...]