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Cucumbers reveal how plants sense gravity

Plants are experts in survival and can control the direction of their roots to maximize the use of resources around them. Using specialized cells, they can sense gravity and redistribute hormones, cal...

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Cucumbers reveal how plants sense gravity

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New Year Plant Hunt

New Year Plant Hunt
The sixth Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland New Year Plant Hunt will...

Future RHS Shows to be bigger, better and help fund apprentices

Future RHS Shows to be bigger, better and help fund apprentices
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is planning fewer, more spectacular R...

New Plant Health Portal launched

New Plant Health Portal launched
A new website has been launched by Defra today to improve access to data on...

Celebrities back campaign to support community farms & gardens

Celebrities back campaign to support community farms & gardens
A campaign launches this week inspiring people across the UK to become 'Loc...


Bulletin: Competition Correction

Correction to the closing date for the competition in this week's magazine. The correct date is Friday 13th January

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Science and Technology

New robotic hand can feel like humans do

Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internal...

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New robotic hand can feel like humans do

Pests and Diseases

Bug eats bug

With many familiar sprays being gradually withdrawn, it's time to look at alternatives for controlling pests. Natural controls involve the use of 'good' insects to attack and kill 'bad' ones. One pred...

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Bug eats bug

Projects for January


Protecting Containers

Protecting Containers
Difficulty: 1 / 5
You'll need: Bubble-wrap, String, Newspaper, Plastic-bag

Making a Bird Feeder

Making a Bird Feeder
Difficulty: 2 / 5
You'll need: Plastic bottle, Scissors, Marker Pen, Thin Cane, Wire, Gravel, Bird Seed

pH Testing Soil

pH Testing Soil
Difficulty: 2 / 5
You'll need: pH Testing Kit

Maintenance Pruning

Maintenance Pruning
Difficulty: 2 / 5
You'll need: Secateurs, pruning saw


School Gardening

Poinsettia Winners

There was a big response to our 1600 Free Poinsettias for Schools offer, so much so that the number of schools receiving plants for every scholar was upped from 6 to 8.

Those schools get...

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Poinsettia Winners

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Johnson's offer Kalettes for just £1

Kalettes is the brand new name for the delicious, nutritious vegetable formerly known as Brukale or the flower sprout. And seed company Johnsons has teamed up with its British breeder to offer UK gard...

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Johnson

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