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Gardening Scotland 2nd-4th June

Join us at Scotland's Gardening Festival, 2nd-4th June - Royal Higland Centre, Edinburgh

On the 2nd June we'll be heading to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh to be part of Gardening Scotland – the national gardening and outdoor living Show and Scotland’s gardening festival!

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Worrying level of pesticides found in 'Bee Friendly' plants

New research has found that many of the plants sold in garden centres as 'Bee or Pollinator Friendly' in fact contain dangerous levels of pesticides. Dr Dave Goulson, from Sussex University explains "Garden centres frequently market nectar- and pollen-rich ornamental plants as “pollinator-friendly”, however these plants are often treated with pesticides during their production...

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bee, neonics, neonicotinoid, pesticides, B&Q

B&Q announce ban on growers treating any flowering plants with neonicotinoid pesticides

To help support wildlife and address the declining bee population, home improvement retailer B&Q announced its flowering plant range, available from February 2018, will be grown free from all neonicotinoid pesticides.

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International Compost Awareness Week

#LoveCompost - Join us for International Compost Awareness Week

Join us and Norm, our compost loving superhero for our #LoveCompost campaign and International Compost Awareness Week between the 7th & 13th May. Healthy soil equals healthy food and that’s why we want to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the magic of composting and all the environmental and financial benefits that come with using your own compost.

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One man & his plot

One Man & his organic plot - Part Two

Our Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins continues his allotment journey...

The growing season is now well and truly underway and it's a fact that gardening is a series of challenges and this season is proving no different. Firstly, we all need to resist the temptation to go early with all those tender crops that we have raised carefully under glass or in my case, in my home.

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RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Join us at RHS Malvern Spring Festival - 11th - 14th May

We are heading to this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival to showcase our very own edible bed featuring varieties of rare lettuce from our Heritage Seed Library as part of the shows exciting new feature this year, the Grow Zone.

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Join Garden Organic at Gardeners World Live 2017

Join us at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 15-18 June, NEC Birmingham

For four fantastic days, BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be the garden party of the year as BBC2’s *Gardeners’ World *turns 50 – and Garden Organic will be there, 15th-18th June at Birmingham’s NEC! You can join us with 20% off tickets by quoting GDN2 when booking.

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Major advances in the fight against neonics

This week, two important steps have been made in the fight to rid our gardens and countryside of damaging neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Organic Market Report 2017

A recent report from the Soil Association reveals that the UK organic market increased by over 7% in 2016 to £2.09bn. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth. However, the amount of land farmed organically in the UK has declined.

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Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Study shows almost all farms could significantly cut chemical use while producing as much food, in a major challenge to the billion-dollar pesticide industry.

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