RHS issue advice about Legionnaires disease

The Royal Horticultural Society have issued some useful advice about avoiding Legionnaires disease in the garden. Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural Advisor says; "First of all we would like to emphasise that the risk to gardeners of getting Legionnaires and similar diseases is small and with … [Read more...]



Help map European Pear Rust

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with the Sylva Foundation conducting a survey in the TreeWatch initiative to map the incidences of European pear rust across the country. Over the last ten years the RHS Advisory Service has seen a steady increase in enquiries suggesting that … [Read more...]



Lucy Smith, new RHS schools gardening advisor

Lucy Smith has been appointed the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) new School Gardening Advisor for the North West, to help thousands of children across the region get into gardening. A former student of Kew, Lucy will be one of five regional advisors for the RHS Campaign for School … [Read more...]



Field research facility built at Wisley

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has started construction of a unique Field Research Facility at its garden in Wisley, Surrey. The building, which is due to be completed by spring 2012, will provide the charity with a state-of-the-art facility in which to carry out plant disease and pest … [Read more...]



RHS survey reveals lost gardening generation

A whole generation has missed out on gardening, according to results from a survey. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), have found that parents are lagging behind when it comes to gardening knowledge; with children and grandparents leading the way. Five hundred parents, grandparents and … [Read more...]



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