Wild About Gardens is a joint initiative by the RHS and The Wildlife Trusts to encourage people to support local biodiversity in their gardens. Many of our common garden species – hedgehogs, house sparrows, starlings and common frogs, for example
YouTube gardener Dan Unsworth (allotmentdiary) has won six awards at the Harrogate Autumn Show 2014. Securing a 1st and 3rd in Garlic; 2nd for his Chilli plant; 3rd in Turnips; 4th for the Heaviest Marrow and 6th for the Heaviest
Exclusive video of how the Harrogate Autumn Show comes together throughout the night as exhibitors arrive and stage their produce.
First-time show exhibitor Tony Glover from Derbyshire has smashed the World Record for the Heaviest Onion at Harrogate Autumn Show, weighing at 18lb 11 1/5oz (8.5kg). Previously the title was won in 2012 by Peter Glazebrook, Halam, Newark, Nottinghamshire at
Joe Atherton from Mansfield has been named as the grower of the Longest Runner Bean at 36inch. Joe has also smashed the British record for the longest bean and we are currently awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records if the
The Heaviest Beetroot at the Harrogate Autumn Show has been awarded to Ian Neale at 21lb 6oz. Video coming soon.
The heaviest carrot has been announced at 20lb, grown by Peter Glazebrook from Newark, Nottinghamshire. The seed was sown at the end of January and planted out mid-April. It has also been confirmed that it is the heaviest carrot in
The Heaviest Cabbage has been declared and weight-in at 94lb 6in. Grown by John Hollinrake of Cheshire. Video out Saturday.
We follow allotmentdiary Dan as he prepares his vegetables for exhibiting at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in the North-East England. Results will be announced tomorrow.
The RHS shows don’t just happen, they take hours to build. This exclusive insight shows a timelapse of how a show is constructed, starting three days earlier. This month the show garden is designed by Jamie Butterworth with planting by