Glyphosate, Wayne Johnson v Monsanto

The following statement was issued 13th August 2018 by the Horticultural Trades Association in response to the Glyphosate, Wayne Johnson v Monsanto case in the USA. We emphasis the point below regarding the correct use and applications of garden chemical - always...

Winter Pansies – Early planting means more flowers

Winter Flowering Pansies - early planting means more flowers throughout the winter & into spring. In September & early October your soil & compost is warm. New compost is also warmed by the early autumn sunshine, but from mid October onward we can't rely on the suns...

Your own New Potatoes for Christmas?

Late Planting or Christmas potatoes as they are commonly known are planted late-June or July to produce that “new potato” taste late in the season.

Late Summer Vegetables

Growing vegetables has been difficult this year in the UK for many people due to the unusually high temperatures. Sowing some new Late Summer Vegetables might be more productive than those already growing. Late summer vegetables will still have the heat of summer, and...

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Glyphosate, Wayne Johnson v Monsanto

The following statement was issued 13th August 2018 by the Horticultural Trades Association in response to the Glyphosate, Wayne Johnson v Monsanto case in the USA. We emphasis the point below regarding the correct use and applications of garden chemical - always...

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Carnivorous Plants

There is something really fascinating about plants that eat insects. It doesn't really compute in our brains. Carnivorous plants? Really, is that possible? The easiest and most popular to grow are Venus Fly Traps, Sundews and Pitcher plants and hey all need similar...

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Watering in Summer 2018

As gardeners and even non gardeners the summer weather this year is superb. Plants are flourishing and pests and diseases are too bad either. However, the elephant in the greenhouse, is the potential of water shortages and hosepipe bans. Watering in summer 2018 is a...

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