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Where did the fun go?
Gardening used to be fun. In the days before designers and makeovers, it wa...

Growing Agapanthus
One of the best summer plants - and one that many people struggle with - is...

Pyramid made of roses breaks record
Counting 546,364 roses, Guinness World Records certified that the town of T...

What's new?
This is the time of year when plant breeders and growers show off their new...

To mow or not to mow
Given all the hot weather recently, you may be looking out on a lawn tha...

Prettiest Rose Competition Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Prettiest Rose Competition 20...

Quality or quantity
The "Dig for Victory" campaign during the 1940s saw people everywhere di...

2018 Prettiest Rose Competition
Saturday is the start of The Sun Gardening 'National Rose Festival Week' an...

Leave the plants where they are
If they're being honest, most gardeners will admit to having pinched cuttin...

Garden problems - no need for slash and burn!
At the end of a three-day spell answering garden questions at a Garden S...

For the love of a rose
Year after year, the rose tops the poll for the UK's favourite flower, yet ...

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
This week has been full of the Chelsea Flower Show; on television every n...

Flowers of the Royal wedding
As the newspapers concentrate on Meghanís dress, the first kiss and who ...

New fragrant orchids
Thereís good news for orchid fans this spring with the introduction of t...

Restoring the Temperate House at Kew
Next time you feel tempted to moan about cleaning the winter grime from you...

Harrogate Spring Flower Show
This spring might have felt like the longest and coldest ever (give or t...

Ascot Spring Garden Show
There is a new kid on the block and the initial impressions are very good. ...

Netherlands Soup, beer and soap from food waste
First it was a supermarket aisle free of plastics, now the Dutch have com...

Going for Gold (again)
This week, as part of our behind-the-scenes look at what to expect from th...

Taking the initiative
Are you bored with your office job? Longing to spend more time outdoors? W...

Successful houseplants
Indoor plants are enjoying their biggest surge in popularity since the 1...

New English Roses from David Austin
The name David Austin is synonymous with beautiful, fragrant roses and t...

What to look out for this spring
During the early months of the year, companies are keen to tell the press a...

Easy Clematis
No-one has done more to make growing beautiful Clematis easy than Guerns...

Snowdrop gardens
Everyone loves the first flowers of spring; those early signs of promise...

What's new in horticulture
The IPM Essen trade show is held every January and is the largest hortic...

The 36th International Plant Show IPM ESSEN
The 36th International Plant Show IPM ESSEN started this week in the Messe ...

War on plastic heats up
More than 220,000 people in the UK have signed a Change.org petition lobb...

Bees use heat patterns to choose flowers
A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, has found th...

APS Group to build new greenhouse
The UK's largest tomato grower has secured an investment from a private equ...

Dutch PM warns horticultural sector about Brexit
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has warned companies to prepare for the pos...

New online community to combat food waste
With EU nations throwing away 88 million tonnes of food a year, a group of ...

Holly & Mistletoe Auctions return to Burford Garden Store
A historic Christmas tradition is returning to Burford House Garden Store a...

Post-Brexit plant import fears grow
Fears are growing that the industry will face a major headache over the sou...

UK: Labour shortages 'up to 30 per cent'
There was an alarming drop-off in the level of available seasonal labour la...

Armed Forces Memorial: One Decade On
A decade after the Armed Forces Memorial was dedicated in the presence of H...

Little Wonders
Gardening is something that everyone can enjoy and we love to see our young...

Largest Container Garden in the World
Ambitious plans by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winning garden design...

Asda stocks year-round British tomatoes
Asda can now sell British tomatoes year-round thanks to an investment into ...

This is why the sky turns pink every night
The mystery surrounding why the skies turn a bright shade of pink over Mers...

Plants to look out for in 2018
Growers and breeders of plants are constantly on the lookout for new or imp...

Improving labour efficiencies in horticulture
A campaign has been launched in the UK to encourage the adoption of lean pr...

Stop the rot
While you're outside enjoying the sun this weekend, take a minute to check ...

Showing how it's done
Every year, up and down the country, keen gardeners compete to produce t...

Breeding success
As you browse through the seed catalogues this year, or look at the stan...

Productive ideas
Growing fruit is always a seductive idea in summer when you gaze upon th...

Lavender shortbread biscuits
You will need:
175g butter
2 tbsp lavender flowers
100g ca...

Seed dormancy and how to overcome it

Seed dormancy

A seed is said to be dormant when it is unable t...

Seed collecting
As your flowers begin to fade and you harvest your vegetables, itís time to...

Are Councils sacrificing our health?
How much do you use your local park or open space? If you live in a rura...

Up to the task
Answering as many garden-related questions as we do, we hear a lot of st...

Holiday souvenirs
Holidays are good for us; relaxing and de-stressing for a week or two in a ...

Gardening myth-busters
New gardeners looking for advice can find a lot of good, bad and - somet...

Gardeners World at 50
As the Gardener's World programme notches up its 50th anniversary, we ta...

This week in the garden
Below, Fern at Majestic Trees Ltd fork lifting one of their specimen trees ...

Is poor advice putting you off gardening?
Recent surveys have indicated that a large number of people have an inte...

What is the future for the Chelsea Flower Show?
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a spectacle like no other, but as it closes ...

Dame Judi Dench Rose Launched at Chelsea
David Austin Roses were delighted to announce that their rose garden exhibi...

Demise of historic society
This week, the Royal National Rose Society closed its world-famous Garde...

Chelsea preview
In advance of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, here's a taster of some fantasti...

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