Monty Don has been displaced by snooker on TV – and he’s not happy. The Gardeners’ World presenter has attacked the BBC for ditching his gardening show for what he calls ‘cheap’ coverage of snooker. Continue reading
What’s the biggest garden show in the world – Chelsea? Nope. The most visited – Floriade? Nein. Perhaps the most unusual – Chateau Chaumont? Possibly, but I think ‘non’. If you haven’t heard of the Jinzhou Landscape Art Exposition then maybe you will not be one of its 10 million visitors this year. Continue reading
2013 – another Irish potato famine? Cold, wet weather has seen the few harvested potatoes soar to £440/tonne. Limavady farmer James Wray says ”There just isn’t any potatoes left in the country”.
Are the claims true that new EU laws will make trading in seeds by amateur gardeners illegal? Continue reading
New Zealand’s Department of Conservation is urging all home gardeners in the highly productive Motueka (Nelson) area to look out for great white butterfly infestations in their gardens, and clear nasturtium patches. Continue reading
At this morning’s official launch, I was assured that the mystery surrounding The Australian Garden Show in Sydney will now evaporate and keen exhibitors, display garden builders and nursery owners will be able to find out just how you get to be part of this Brave New Show. Time is mighty tight but we’ve been waiting years for a quality garden show in Sydney – can Myles, Indira & Anthony pull it off in 4 months? I suspect if anyone can it will be these 3 determined and committed people. They’re so confident, you can even buy tickets already.
Richard Barley, CEO of Open Gardens Australia has been appointed the new Director of Horticulture at Kew Gardens in London from July 2013. Continue reading
The European Union will ban a range of neonicotinoid insecticides for 2 years. This group of insecticides have been implicated in the collapse of bee colonies, putting crop pollination in jeopardy. Continue reading