Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gardening ‘great for wellbeing‘

January 17, 2011 0 comments

Working in a garden or greenhouse is a great activity for all ages and can help improve wellbeing, an expert has claimed. Speaking to the Norwich Evening News, head gardener at Pensthorpe Imogen Checketts said the different sights and sounds… Read More

Gardening philosophy book published

January 14, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse lovers may be interested to learn a new book on gardening philosophy has been published. Edited by academics Dan O'Brien and Fritz Allhoff, it covers a variety of topics written "by and for the green-thumbed thinker, the practical gardener,… Read More

Gardening show to ‘focus on biodiversity‘

January 13, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts who attend this year's Malvern Spring Gardening Show will be encouraged to do their bit for the planet by promoting biodiversity, it has been claimed. The show's entire theatre programme is to be dedicated to the benefits of… Read More

Mid-winter ‘ideal‘ for planting roses

January 12, 2011 1 comment

Greenhouse enthusiasts and gardening lovers should get out and plant their roses as midwinter is "the ideal season". That is the opinion of former Gardeners' World presenter Nigel Colborn, who wrote in the Daily Mail that an arch or an… Read More

Growing spuds ‘easy and rewarding’

January 11, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts should look no further than the humble spud when seeking to grow something rewarding in their outside space, an expert has claimed. With National Potato Day just weeks away, Garden Organic's Philip Turvil told the Shropshire… Read More

Good labelling ‘important for gardening’

January 10, 2011 0 comments

Labelling is the secret to a successful garden, an expert has claimed. In an article for Get Bracknell, Linda Fort explained putting accurate descriptions with seeds and cuttings in the garden or in pots can make all the difference. "Being… Read More

Thrifty gardeners ‘may opt for local produce’

January 6, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts will be looking to 'grow British' this year, as people start to take environmental factors into consideration, it has been suggested. Neil Gow, director of the Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association, told Horticulture Week that buyers will go to… Read More

Mesembryanthemums

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Just when you have learnt to spell these, they move them to Delosperma, Dorotheanthus, Carpobrotus or Lampranthus. But does it matter as these are still Mesembryanthemaceae, or are they now called Azoiceae? Anyway this huge group includes many succulent genus… Read More

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