GROW YOUR OWN
Edible Britain is the theme of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS), National Gardening Week, which runs from Monday April 29 to Sunday May 5.
Toromiro tree gets reprieve
The extinct toromiro tree has received a new lease on life thanks to a global, collaborative project between the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia and Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada.
Candy spider-orchid research
New research into an endangered candy spider-orchid (Caladenia versicolor), found only in small numbers in Victoria, Australia, has revealed some surprising results that scientists believe will help conserve the species.
TRURO, THE GARDEN CITY
Imaginative plantings helped earn the Cornish city of Truro the ‘Champion of Champions’ award in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual Britain in Bloom community gardening competition.
Nature, and all its beauty, is at the heart of the work of self-taught artist, Murray Ulan. Studies in horticulture and biology have also clearly influenced his sculptural work.
Australian wildflowers were the focus of a national competition, designed to promote awareness of their use in floristry.
Begonias came out winners at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards, an important part of an annual trials program.
Garden designer Robert Boyle’s client had dreams of a very private city garden, only to discover the adjoining property, which they had just purchased to create their back-garden oasis, would be overlooked and dominated by a large development on a neighbour’s property.