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Ryton Gardens Q&A - Updated 25th September 2018

To help address some of the common questions around the current review process of the site at Ryton, below are a selection of the questions we have been asked in recent weeks, with our responses.

If you have any queries not covered here, or want to let us know your view, please do continue to send them to questions@gardenorganic.org.uk.

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Support the Pesticide Free Towns campaign

Garden Organic is supporting the Pesticide Free Towns campaign, launched by PAN UK. 

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One man and his organic plot 2018 May

One man & his organic plot - May 2018

Everything has started to come to life this month and Chris can now begin to see both his allotment and balcony flourish with life and colour. It's all go too for his role as Head of Organic Horticulture with a host of exciting events coming up including Gardeners World Live...

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One man & his organic plot_April 2018

One man & his organic plot - April 2018

It’s all about seed sowing at the moment. Despite the recent wet weather and cold snaps Chris has sown his tender crops, in preparation for better planting conditions - with plans in place to greatly extend his plot this spring. Chris is also gearing up for a busy events period, including a show garden at Chelsea.

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Mow less, and help the bees

A study in Massachusetts has found that reducing the frequency of mowing the lawn helped bee species. 
Researchers tested whether mowing every 1, 2 or 3 weeks had an effect on bee abundance and diversity.

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Take care feeding the birds

Supporting birds in the garden is to be encouraged, but supplementary feeding creates risks. Using feeders and bird tables for birds to congregate can transmit diseases.

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Organic Way Magazine

Mailing of our members’ magazine, The Organic Way

As an organisation we aim to keep our use of non-renewable resources, such as plastic, as low as possible in accordance with our Principles of Organic Gardening. It’s for this reason that we always have to make a tricky decision when finalising the mailing of our members’ magazine, The Organic Way.

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Plastics in the garden

In principle, organic growing uses non-renewable resources, such as plastic, as little as possible. However, any gardener encounters plastic at some stage, from pots to wheelbarrows and waterbutts. We discuss different types of plastic, and how to be mindful of the amount you use.

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The truth about pesticide use in the UK

Claims are often made that pesticide use is reducing in the UK. Usually by those in the pro-pesticide camp to support their argument that there is no need for stricter regulation. But does this really hold up under close scrutiny?

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Ryton Gardens update - March 2018

Please find below an update sent to Garden Organic members in March with the Spring/Summer issue of The Organic Way.

Dear Member,

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