COVID-19 Resources

A range of material that might be of use during the COVID-19 emergency.

Peat-free growing?

There has been much in the press over the last few weeks focusing on peat use in gardening. Peat use in horticulture was due to be completely phased out by 2020 – but it is still widely used. This blog looks at the issues behind the ongoing debate.

New year, old boots…..

Celebrate the New Year with a resolution to carry out at least one greener or more sustainable gardening activity every month in 2020. Ever wondered what to do with your old wellington boots? A recent comment in the PlantNetwork newsletter resulted in this wonderful list from a PlantNetwork member to kick-start the ‘Greener Gardening 2020’ challenge.

New Plant Health Regulations

On the 14th December 2019, the new Plant Health Regulation will be implemented across the EU including the UK. What does this mean for horticulturists? Our quick view key messages provide your ‘need to know’ information.

What is Environmental Sustainability?

We use the words ‘sustainable’ and ‘sustainability’, along with ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ and many others, to indicate that a product or service is better for the environment, compared to an unsustainable equivalent. Sustainability is, however, much more complicated than this and very few ‘sustainable solutions’ are truly sustainable. Read more.

Horticulture in graveyards, churchyards and cemeteries

Inspired by a blog earlier this year entitled ‘Britain’s best places to see: Heritage graveyards and cemeteries’ by Sian Belwitt for Museum Crush, PlantNetwork has created a short blog for Hallowe’en looking at graveyards as garden places to visit.

Glyphosate – an update

PlantNetwork provides an update on glyphosate in response to ongoing debate and discussion.