Monthly Archives: September 2010

Prince hosts longest-ever Royal Garden Party

September 13, 2010 0 comments

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been invited to attend what is thought to be the longest Royal Garden Party in history. Beginning on September 8th, the event, which is being hosted in the grounds of Lancaster House, Clarence House and… Read More

Heirloom vegetables could hit open market

September 10, 2010 0 comments

New government proposals could see the number of heirloom fruit and vegetable seeds available to UK garden and greenhouse enthusiasts soar. Plans are afoot to make the registration process simpler for seed catalogues, allowing sellers to distribute their products more… Read More

RHS provides growers with tips

September 9, 2010 0 comments

Garden and greenhouse specialist the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has provided its members with some top tips for September. It explained that those who grow their own food will be in for a busy month harvesting their fresh fruit and… Read More

Anne Frank tree sapling to be planted

September 8, 2010 0 comments

Garden and greenhouse fans may understand the feeling of sadness when an old plant or tree dies. However, when the horse chestnut tree in the Amsterdam garden that once belonged to Anne Frank fell recently, the news was reported around… Read More

RHS to offer courses to the public

September 7, 2010 0 comments

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed that it is opening up its new qualifications to the public. Designed to cater for everyone from the complete novice to the garden and greenhouse professional, a range of courses are available. The… Read More

RHS: Potting compost is still safe

September 6, 2010 0 comments

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has moved to reassure garden and greenhouse fans that the vast majority of potting compost is safe to use. It elected to comment in the wake of newspaper reports linking the material with Legionellosis, which… Read More

Lawn Maintenance


Ahh! September, the month of lawn maintenance! After a long period of drought over the summer, it will certainly be needed this year. If you have a small lawn, rake out the ‘thatch’ or dead grass and moss that has… Read More

Hyacinths for Winter Flowers – Part 24

September 5, 2010 0 comments

When you have a greenhouse you can use this protected environment to manipulate many spring flowering bulbs into early and later growth, simply by staggering the planting time and bringing the pots of planted bulbs in from the cold or… Read More

Brits still growing their own food

September 3, 2010 0 comments

Predictions that Brits would cease growing their own fruit and vegetables during 2010 seem to be some way off the mark, it has been claimed. Some experts had suggested that UK citizens might give up the hobby this year, dismissing… Read More

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