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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...

British salad growers 'open to export'
British salad growers have said they are in a position to export to the US ...

This Week in the Garden
Listeners to 'This Week in the Garden' (iTunes) from Thursday 27th April 20...

Tulips from Amsterdam (Video)
The Keukenhof Garden, near Lisse in the Netherlands, is probably the mos...

Behind the headlines: Testing times
A behind-the-scenes look at the gardening world, where there's more going o...

Behind the headlines: New plants to look out for
A behind-the-scenes look at the gardening world, where there's more going o...

Behind the Headlines: What's new for spring 2017
Recent editions of Behind the Headlines have mentioned us visiting variou...

Behind the Headlines: Garden and Home Press Event
A behind-the-scenes look at the gardening world, where there's more going o...

Behind the Headlines: IPM Essen
Every January, the largest annual Horticultural trade exhibition in the wor...

Behind the Headlines 1: January 2017
Our new behind-the-scenes look at the gardening world, where there's more g...

Snowdrops at Hodsock 2017
Hopsack Priory's snowdrop and winter gardens will open to visitors daily fr...

Cucumbers reveal how plants sense gravity
Plants are experts in survival and can control the direction of their roots...

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
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is planning fewer, more spectacular R...

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
A campaign launches this week inspiring people across the UK to become 'Loc...

Business rates to impact growers
Young plant growers and nurseries will have to pay business rates on their ...

Bring the Outside In
One of Sun Gardening's resident gardening experts, Val, has just written a...

Lancashire Prison Scoops National Gardening Award
A Preston prison has won the coveted Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Wi...

Lawmakers oppose Bayer-Monsanto deal
U.S. lawmakers and farmers who are skeptical of a proposed Bayer AG-Monsant...

British buying flowers, plants despite Brexit
British consumers are still buying the same quantities of flowers and plant...

No flowers for medal winners in Rio 2016
The medal ceremonies at this year's Olympics were full of the regular pomp ...

Survey for Gardeners
The HSE are running a survey on amateur pesticide user habits. This survey ...

Amazon's giant greenhouses in Seattle
Three giant, bubble-shaped greenhouses belonging to Internet retailer Amazo...

Act for bats
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Bat Conservation Trust and The Wildl...

Duchess of Rothesay helps Scotland's Gardens celebrate 85th anniversary
The Duchess of Rothesay helped Scotland's Gardens mark its 85th anniversary...

Brexit may cause UK food prices to rise
Food prices are set to rise as a result of the UK voting for Brexit, the Na...

British Flowers Week
*New Covent Garden Flower Market announces the five florists commissioned f...

10 plants with rude (but hilarious) names
One of our colleagues sent us an amusing e-mail earlier this week and, to b...

Who will be the next Green Entrepreneur?
Over 200 international breeders, producers, distributors and retailers will...

5000 Poppies Project
This project started as a small idea by two Australian ladies to honour the...

100 years of RHS Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group
This year, Millais Nurseries' display celebrates the centenary of the Rhodo...

Hillier receive 71st Chelsea Gold Medal
The Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a scene of high emot...

New Covent Garden Wins Chelsea Gold
In its first ever Chelsea appearance as an exhibitor, New Covent Garden Flo...

HTA Neutral on Europe
Following a full consultation with all members in March the HTA has declare...

RHS Chelsea plant competition long list revealed
The Chelsea Flower Show long list for the plant of the year prize contains ...

Hillier in Springtime
Hillier reveals landmark Chelsea design by Sarah Eberle, as nursery moves f...

What Lies Beneath
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show famous triangle plot at the Embankment end of M...

UK Gardens Stuck in the Past
Garden gnomes and pet graves should be banned from British gardens, accordi...

London underground farm starts harvesting
Garlic chives, wasabi mustard and salad rocket - produced in a former World...

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