‘Beehaus’ by Omlet – a new design of hive

With increasing interest in urban beekeeping, it was only a matter of time before someone through away the rulebook and created a designer beehive. Omlet, the makers of the world famous Eglu chicken house, have launched a product that they are calling the Beehaus. Commentators in the … [Read more...]



Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants Steal the Show

In the centre of the Holker Garden Festival horticultural marquee, is a stunning naturalistic display of plants from Abi & Toms Garden Plants of Halecat.  Unsurprisingly, this creation won no less than three awards. We spoke to Tom Attwood, partner at Abi & Tom's Garden Plants about their … [Read more...]



Dispose of chemicals safely says RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Crop Protection Association have joined forces to advise gardeners on the safe use and disposal of chemicals this spring. Sheds and cupboards are full of tins and pots of chemicals which, if not disposed of or used correctly can … [Read more...]



Plant of the month – Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Winter flowering honeysuckle is a great shrub for the border. Delicate creamy flowers with a wonderful perfume, are born in clusters on bare stems from January to March. Excellent as a border shrub or hedging plant, winter flowering honeysuckle will reach a  Height: 2m (78"). Spread: 2.5m … [Read more...]



Beware of sharing fuchsia plants

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is warning gardeners to be careful about sharing fuchsia plants and cuttings. The warning has been issued to help stop the spread of the fuchsia gall mite, Aculops fuchsiae. The mite was first detected in the UK by the RHS only three years ago when one … [Read more...]



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