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Garden Organic 'Small Space - Big Ideas' garden

'Small Space - Big Ideas' garden to feature at BBC Gardeners World Live

We are delighted to be bringing a garden to this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live Show, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 16-19 June. The ‘Small Space – Big Ideas’ garden will show how a productive and biodiverse organic oasis is accessible to all growers, regardless of the size of their growing area.

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Exploding Aphid Hunt 2022

Exploding Aphid Hunt

We have been running members' experiments for over 60 years. Thanks to the participation of our Garden Organic members across the UK, we have used information gathered in gardeners' back yards and allotments to further organic growing knowledge and practice. 

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Triodos - We must invest in nature to reach net zero.

We must invest in nature to reach net zero

Triodos Bank has set an ambitious target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2035. This doesn’t only apply to the emissions produced by their offices and travel, but also includes the climate impact of the organisations they support through lending and investing. Triodos aims to reduce emissions, whilst also considering biodiversity and the social inclusion of all people.

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London councils risking health by spraying cocktail of toxic pesticides

New information gathered by PAN UK reveals that local authorities in London are using twenty-two potentially harmful chemicals to remove weeds on the capital’s streets, parks and playgrounds.

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Ban on metaldehyde slug pellets finally comes into force

We're pleased that a ban on the use of metaldehyde slug pellets has finally come into force. Metaldehyde has long been recognised as posing an ‘unacceptable’ risk to birds and mammals.

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One man and his plot April 2022

One man and his organic plot - let the sowing season begin!

Chris is back with his popular monthly blog and this month he is busy seed sowing, and he reminds us how much growth an allotment will put on over a season, all from something he could have held in one hand at the beginning of the season.

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ban peat organic gardening

Celebrating peat-free April

Join us as we push for a peat-free growing world this month. We have tips on what bagged potting mixes to buy, how to make your own, and how to urge your local retailer to go peat-free.  
 

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organic gardening podcast

April podcast – the joys of Spring growing

It’s that exciting time of year when it feels like full steam ahead in the garden. Enjoy our awardwinning podcast to put a spring in your wellies.

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Banning peat in horticulture? Have your say...

Banning peat in horticulture? Have your say...

The government has launched a public consultation on ‘Ending the retail sale of peat in horticulture in England and Wales.' This is an important step in the banning of peat from growing compost mixes, as well as from the millions of plants that are sold in peat mixes. Garden Organic has responded to the consultation, and we would urge you to add your voice too.

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Members Experiments - Help us test a new organic pest control.

We have been running members' experiments for over 60 years and, thanks to participation from members across the UK, we have been able to use information gathered in gardeners' back yards and allotments to further organic growing knowledge and practice. Did you know, for example, that it was through a Garden Organic (or HDRA as we were known as then) members experiment carried out many years ago that it was first discovered that carrot root flies aren't particularly good fliers, and you could protect your carrot crop with a simple barrier.

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