• Top Tips for August

    • Keep soil around fruit trees and bushes in good condition, especially in hot dry spells. Mulch well, but always onto wet soil.
    • Let grass go brown in dry weather, it will recover quickly when temperatures drop and rain comes. Using a sprinkler is a huge waste of precious water.
    • Keep feeding tomatoes once a week with liquid comfrey feed.

    Read more tips for your garden this month here.

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  • New Certificate in Organic Horticulture launched

    Horticultural education and training experts, The BEST in Horticulture Group, have launched a Certificate in Organic Horticulture, endorsed by Garden Organic.

    The course - available to study face to face at Ryton Organic Gardens, online, or a combination of both - is the perfect solution for people keen to get a detailed understanding of all elements of organic horticulture.

    Colette Bond, Head of Education at Garden Organic, has worked closely with BEST in Horticulture for a number of years;

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  • Chase Organics granted Royal Warrant

    Chase Organics, best known to gardeners and horticulturists for their extensive range of organic seeds, seaweed plant nutrition products and garden supplies, has been granted the Royal Warrant to HRH Prince of Wales.

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  • RHS trials - organic slug pellets perform as well as than those with toxic metaldehyde

    Ongoing RHS trials reveal that organic slug pellets perform as well as toxic synthetic chemical ones – especially on hostas. This is good news for organic growers.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower, founded our organisation in 1954. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.