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Peat or peat-free?

The debate about the use of peat in horticulture seems to have been going for a long time.


Good enough to eat

In 2016, when RHS Garden Hyde Hall’s new Global Growth Vegetable Garden was first planted, horticulturist Matthew Oliver selected British Sugar TOPSOIL’s HortLoam planting topsoil as the base planting medium for the scheme. The range of vegetables from around the world that were to be grown in the Xa Tollemache […]


Creating a winter garden with a difference

By Tom Freeman – Team Leader of The Winter Garden, Clover Hill, Courtyard gardens, Birch Grove & Entrance and Sky Meadow at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. At RHS Garden Hyde Hall, we have strived for originality with our new Winter Garden by challenging what people have come to typically expect […]


Developing a strategy for Box Tree Caterpillar moth control

The spread of Box Tree Caterpillar moth (Cydalima perspectalis) in the UK appears to be very rapid with new reports of its further spread coming in all the time. This combined with Box blight is giving poor Buxus plants a hard time! With calls for it even to be replaced in […]