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Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens

In this series, Monty travels across the Islamic world and beyond in search of paradise gardens. The Koran, the holy book of Islam, tells of these magical places – green spaces filled with flowers and fruit where shade and water provide a safe haven …

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Be on TV with Alan Titchmarsh

The popular ITV television series Love Your Garden is looking for new people to take part in the 2018 series. Presented by Alan Titchmarsh the series transforms gardens for those suffering from challenges in life. If you are interested, contact the production company Spun …

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RHS Increase Security at Chelsea Flower Show

RHS officials have increased security at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show following the bomb attack in Manchester on Monday evening, leaving 22 dead and many more injured. On Tuesday Prime Minister Theresa May raised the UK terror threat to its highest possible level, …

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London’s Oldest Allotments Recognised as Community Value

London’s oldest allotment site has received official recognition from Ealing Council as an asset of community value (ACV) under the Localism Act 2011. Northfields Allotments on Northfield Avenue in Ealing dates back to 1832, making it London’s oldest surviving allotment. The site’s classification as …

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RHS Cancels Free Entry for Members

The Royal Horticultural Society has changed its policy regarding free entry to London shows for members. Members were previously allowed free entry to the London shows held at Vincent Square in Victoria but that’s due to change in 2017. There will be fewer shows …

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RHS Urban Garden Show Launches in London

The Royal Horticultural Society launches a new London show this weekend – RHS London Urban Garden Show. Based at their halls in Victoria (Nov 12 & 13), the show is certainly different from the traditional London shows. It’s a Friday evening and I’m heading …

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RHS to Launch New World Vegetable Garden

We go behind-the-scenes at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex to learn about a new project to build a world vegetable garden. RHS Hyde Hall Horticulturist Matthew Oliver explains the plans for the new Global Growth Vegetable Garden.

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Giant Veg hits Harrogate

Harrogate Autumn Show

It’s been another successful year for the growers at the annual Harrogate Autumn Show and the Giant Vegetable Competition. Single tomatoes big enough to feed the whole family, to cabbages that would keep an entire street fed for months. Joe Atherton from Nottinghamshire took …

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Britain’s Best Allotment

During the past few weeks I’ve spent most of my time driving around England looking at some beautiful allotments. I’ve been a judge in Britain’s Best Allotment competition as part of National Allotments Week which ends this weekend. It’s interesting to see people use …

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