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The Hills are Alive

Daniel Jones, Horticultural Student at RHS Garden Wisley, introduces his research project which looks at using alpine plant communities in gardens.


A Cambridge Rhapsody in Blue

Richard Gant, Head Gardener at Madingley Hall at the University of Cambridge, considers plants with ‘Cambridge Blue’ flowers.


Punch Bowl Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park

The Punch Bowl in Valley Gardens in the Windsor Great Park is one of the (many) highlights of the park. Here, Patricia Craven, Supervisor of the Valley Gardens, explains its history and recent renovation.


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.