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Mary Berry named RHS Ambassador

Bestselling author and cook Mary Berry CBE has been announced as the latest RHS Ambassador at the world’s largest annual gardening event, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, today, Wednesday 9 July 2014. As an RHS Ambassador, Mary will champion

Plans to turn allotments into car park cancelled

Sevenoaks Town Council has scrapped the idea of turning allotments into a car park following widespread public opposition. In December, proposals were mooted to convert four plots at the Quakers Hall site into 40 car parking spaces, due to a

Cannabis growing at Tower of London and South Bank

Cannabis plants, some as large as three foot high, have been found growing alongside the Tower of London and along the South Bank . #Feed420 activists have been scattering hemp seeds across the capital to provoke the government into changing

Birmingham commemorate World War One Trenches

A garden designed to commemorate the start of WW1 was the centre piece at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in Birmingham this week.

Gardeners’ Question Time presenter awarded CBE

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time presenter Roy Lancaster has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

GM Crops: UK ministers back first commercial planting

Anti-GM campaigners reacted with fury last night after the Government backed an EU vote that could lead to weedkiller-resistant maize being sowed in England next year.

Scotland proposes new laws to protect allotments

There could be more protection to stop allotments being closed and new rights for communities to buy land. The measures are included in the Scottish government’s Community Empowerment Bill. The plan is to extend the already existing community right to

Police snare shed and allotment raiders

Shed and allotment raiders who made a leafy suburb a crime hotspot have been snared by police.

Hartlepool weed killer attack

Harry Williamson has been an allotment holder at Summerhill for almost 30 years and spent his childhood on his dad’s allotment patch when he fell in love with gardening.

Campaign to protect yew trees

A campaign to help protect yew trees up to 5,000 years old has been launched by the Church in Wales.

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