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Ryton Gardens update - August 2018

The latest update from James Campbell, CEO, is below:

"I know that many of you will be interested in hearing an update on the current review of Ryton Gardens. Whilst I was hoping to have more information by now, at the time of writing we are still in a position where conversations are ongoing. I'm sure you will appreciate that this is a very important decision for the charity and not one that should be rushed.

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Ambitious proposals for Wales to increase its organic output

Could Wales become 30% organic in the next decade? Plaid Cymru is pushing for Wales to increase it's organic output with an ambitious plan to support farmers who want to convert to organic growing. 

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Garden chemicals affect bees

Bees living in urban habitats are still being exposed to significant levels of pesticides.   This is despite the EU ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in farming land.

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A successful pilot for Project Learning Garden

A successful pilot for Project Learning Garden

Project Learning Garden has helped set up learning gardens in 30 primary schools as part of our pilot project, in the London Boroughs of Merton, Bexley and Southwark.

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Leicestershire Master Gardeners establishes GP Surgery Garden

Leicestershire Master Gardeners have had their first success with establishing a General Practice Surgery Garden and hope that this will act as a flagship for others who are currently thinking about or planning their own gardens.

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Celebrate National Allotments Week

It's National Allotment Week - time to celebrate your achievements as an organic grower!

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Tips to keep your plants healthy when on holiday

Going away?  But worried about how your plants will survive without you?  Read on for tips on how to keep things growing .....

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Top 3 plants to grow for bees

The best plants to attract bumblebees have been revealed, after gardeners across the country (from the Orkneys to the Scillies) used an app to record bee sightings.

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Triodos Bank leads UK ethical finance ranking

Triodos Bank has been named as a leader of a group of ‘vibrant ethical alternatives’ in the UK finance sector by an independent research body. Triodos topped Ethical Consumer’s rankings for several products, including its new personal current account, cash ISAs and ethical investment options. By choosing to bank with Triodos your money can support our work. Simply open a Triodos Current Account, and if you are a new Triodos customer, when your balance reaches £100 they’ll donate £40 to Garden Organic.

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Water shortage in the garden?

Even if you don't remember the drought of 1976, you are probably aware of the current water shortages across England.  With the forecast due for a dry July, here below are some tips for the organic gardener.

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