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  The UK’s largest repository of dried garden plants will be available online after the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) digitised its collection of specimens dating from 1731, future-proofing it for gardeners. More than 86,000 dried specimens stored at RHS Garden Wisley have now been sorted and photographed with the support of the National Lottery through[…]

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The RHS and Reading University map daffodil’s chloroplast genome for the first time Genetic markers could help identify bulbs at point of sale and aid conservation efforts and breeding of new cultivars Gardeners might end up never planting the wrong bulb again after the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Reading University successfully mapped a daffodil’s[…]

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Cornish city crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in UK-wide community gardening competition Truro beat the heat to win in the most challenging year on record for gardeners 76 communities celebrate success, with over half walking away with gold medal Cornish city Truro has been awarded top prize and crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural[…]

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  Following its success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, Thompson & Morgan’s in-house-bred sunflower, SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ has won even more awards and accolades. Proving hugely popular in the US, the new sunflower was awarded the Retailers’ Choice Award at the FARWEST Show in Portland, Oregon, as well as the 2018 American[…]

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Begonias have been voted a plant favourite in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards. Visitors to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey were asked to vote for their favourite from 84 new varieties trialled over the summer, with the basket and bedding classic securing the top two spots. The pink-frilled petals and lemony[…]

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  Many of the new season’s seed ranges are available online now or in the coming weeks.  If you are anything like me you will derive great pleasure from trawling through the new seed selections and, with baited breath, you will be eager to discover the latest breeding in flowers for your summer displays and[…]

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  The RHS has made more than £100,000 available to gardening professionals and keen amateurs who want to combine worldwide travel and horticultural learning this year. The funding, which comprises a series of bursaries and will see around 100 applicants receive amounts ranging between £200 to £3,000, is intended to grow the UK’s horticultural skills[…]

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• A range of plants, botanical products, terrariums plus more to transform green spaces of every size! • Garden of Darkness to create nocturnal wonderland for moths • Beautiful and mysterious underwater havens to grow at home City dwellers are invited to experience the cutting-edge techniques of urban gardening at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS)[…]

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  North Devon is getting ready to welcome a floral extravaganza as the RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show returns for its second year from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August, following the success of its inaugural show in 2017. This year’s Flower Show, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, will be even bigger and better,[…]

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