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What can I use to deal with weeds safely?

As the temperature starts to rise, you can be sure that some of the first plants to raise their leaves and start to grow in the garden are going to be weeds. These incredible plants are survivors that have evolved to colonise every bare patch of soil and grow everywhere that you don’t want them […]

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Charlie Dimmock defends decking

TV gardener Charlie Dimmock says the biggest ever garden TV hit Groundforce will never return.

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Cheese plant shortage shock

There’s been a surprising shortage of cheese plants in the houseplant departments of garden centres in the UK.

The revival in house plants sparked by Instagram pictures posted by millenials has seen price rises of 20% for the cheese plant Monstera deliciosa

Gastro gardening at Hampton Court

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will have a gastro gardener theme this 3-8 July, says Matt Appleby.

Invasive plants are a growing concern

Defra’s recently launched Invasive Species Week, was designed to encourage river users to think about non-native species and aquatic plants such as floating pennywort. But banned invasive plants are still being listed on online marketplace Ebay and have also been found online at retail giant Amazon. Other invasive plants are available on Ebay include the […]

Bumper year for slugs?

RHS chief horticulture advisor Guy Barter says 2018 could be a bumper year for slugs and snails due to the wet winter and spring.

Christmas trees on TV

Award-winning garden designer Geoff Stonebanks brings his Christmas trees indoors and features on national TV

Poinsettia dress

Celebrating the Poinsettia

A dress made from 300 Poinsettia flowers celebrates International Poinsettia Day on December 12th.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson wins the industry accolade and is awarded Lifetime Achievement award at the 2017 Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy in London

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Watch out for the evil vine weevil

Gardener’s World presenter Monty Don says garden centres are the cause of one of the fastest growing problems in the garden – the vine weevil.

2017 plant trial results

This year, 140 Richard Jackson’s Garden Club members have been growing some 15 experimental and trial plants. Here are the results.

Popular plants banned from RHS Chelsea

Chelsea Flower Show could look very different in 2018 after organisers of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) show banned nine popular plants

Houseplants deserve better

Gardeners need to look after houseplants and not just use them as decor and then throw them away, says gardening TV presenter and writer Alys Fowler.

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Artisan Gardens at RHS Chelsea 2017

The Artisan gardens at RHS Chelsea are just as fabulous as the larger show gardens and often more relevant to the amateur gardener.

New plants at Chelsea 2017

Jean Vernon uncovers five wonderful new plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Museum re-opens

The Garden Museum, re-opens on May 22 2017 at St Mary’s-at-Lambeth church in London after a £7.5million revam

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The Chelsea Fringe

Whether you are going to Chelsea Flower Show or not, there’s plenty going on around the area and beyond for the duration of the show.

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A blooming star

A new rose named after Dame Judi Dench will launch at Chelsea Flower Show in May, reports Matt Appleby

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Britpots take-over

Homegrown, British plants are a growing trend in UK garden centres. It’s good news for British plant growers and garden lovers this season.

Spring Garden Event on QVC

Tune in to Richard Jackson’s Garden on QVC this Saturday 11 March for the annual 24-hour Spring Garden Event.

Garden Re-Leaf Day

Garden Re-leaf Day 2017

March 17 is Garden Re-Leaf day, a fundraising day to help raise money to build gardens at children’s hospices.

RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden 2017

Chelsea Flower Show goes urban

The RHS Greening Grey Britain garden at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show features a few slightly radical ideas as part of the vision of the future.

Gold medals from Roualeyn Nursery

Growing for Gold

Richard Jackson’s Flower Power Plant Food helps professional nurserymen impress the RHS show judges, winning Gold medals again and again and again.

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Giant pumpkin fed with Flower Power

Joe Adkins’ Flower Power fed pumpkin put on 50lbs a day and scooped first prize in a pumpkin-growing competition in America.

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