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RHS Plants for Bugs study – results

Organic gardeners know how important insects are in the growing area. But which are the best plants to support insect life?

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Can bumblebees survive climate chaos?

Bumblebees are in drastic decline across Europe and the US because of hotter and more frequent extremes in temperatures.

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For Peat's Sake campaign update

Garden Organic’s campaign to take peat out of horticulture is proving hugely successful.

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DEFRA delays again on peat ban

Once again, DEFRA has delayed the peat ban, ignoring expert advice.

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Garden Organic podcast gets a 5* review

“A lovely new podcast focusing on everything to do with organic gardening....It’s inspiring and cheerful. I learn something new every time I listen.”

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Government advised to ban peat sales

We are pleased to see that the government’s Committee on Climate Change recommends banning peat for horticultural use.

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2020 - International Year of Plant Health

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). “Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet we often don’t think about keeping them healthy."

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Triodos Bank UK - New Year Resolutions

Triodos Bank UK - New Year Resolutions

Each January, many of us will be thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Actions such as going organic, switching your energy supplier or volunteering can all contribute positively to the environment and society. Triodos Bank UK use their customers’ money to support projects that help build a sustainable future for everyone.

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Heritage Seed Library Appeal

Heritage Seed Library Appeal

In the 1970s our founder and organic growing pioneer, Lawrence Hills, created the Heritage Seed Library (HSL), in response to a growing awareness that vegetable varieties across the UK were rapidly disappearing.

And thank goodness he did...

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January New Year resolutions

Get the growing year off to a good start!

January is a time of good intentions and fresh beginnings. When it comes to gardening, there are few better New Year’s resolutions than committing to good garden hygiene.

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