Twins scoop largest pumpkin prize

Hampshire twins, Ian and Stuart Paton have broken the UK record for a giant pumpkin for the 9th time with their 1,884lb record breaker The gargantuan gourd measured more than 17ft in circumference and during its peak period of growth piled on a staggering 35lb a day. To match its rate of growth … [Read more...]



T & M wildlife garden seed competition

In support of Wild About Gardens Weeks, mail order seed and plant specialist Thompson & Morgan is urging the nation’s gardeners to do their bit for biodiversity by sowing wildlife- attracting hardy annuals this autumn. The Wild About Gardens Week, is a joint RHS and Wildlife Trusts … [Read more...]



Gardening Scotland 2014 Success

A sunny Gardening Scotland 2014 was packed with visitors looking for inspiration, that special plant or just enjoying a good day out. Show gardens did not disappoint and were certainly attracting the local bees and butterflies with their naturalistic planting schemes. Airy stems of … [Read more...]



Chelsea triumph for Fife gardeners

The top award at Chelsea has been pickup up by South West in Bloom and Beautiful Fife.  The huge floral exhibit in all colours of the rainbow feature a Falkland farm cart, dozens of planted wellies and life-size figures of Bayleaf the Gardener, Dill the Dog and Parsley the Lion from children’s tv … [Read more...]



A landmark year for Harrogate Spring Flower Show

This year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show boasted over 1,000 exhibitors at the first major UK gardening event of 2014. Beautiful new show gardens offered lots of inspiration for creating the perfect outdoor space. Themes this year ranged from a tropical courtyard with the call of the Caribbean, to … [Read more...]