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We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

Chemical companies 'misleading' gardeners over toxic pesticides

Sarah Bentley

29th June, 2011

Despite a surge of interest in organic gardening, green fingered consumers continue to favour toxic chemicals to combat pests. But are they being exploited by clever marketing and inaccurate labelling? Sarah Bentley investigates more...
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Top 10...garden wildlife

Katie Fuller

28th June, 2011

From hedgehogs to house sparrows, British gardens are havens for native fauna. The RSPB’s Katie Fuller rounds up her favourites more...
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UK in bloom: five brilliant British gardens

Jeff Holman

27th May, 2011

Britain's garden designers just keep getting better as this year's Chelsea Flower Show proved. And as Jeff Holman discovered, there’s plenty more where that came from more...

How Essex schoolchildren help save endangered species through Millenium Seed Bank

Kara Moses

19th November, 2010

Kara Moses reports on a group of 10-year-olds from Holly Trees Primary School who - by fundraising for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership - have helped secure the future of a rare Namibian plant that was virtually extinct in the wild more...

Do the environmental benefits of gardens outweigh the need for affordable houses?

Simon Leadbeater

19th October,2010

The need for more affordable housing is often cited as a reason for building on often-environmentally important garden plots. But does such a policy result in more cheap homes? Apparently not, argues Simon Leadbeater more...
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How to start growing food on social housing estates

Christine Ottery

30th July, 2010

Estate community gardens are springing up in our cities - here's how to transform a derelict urban space into a food growing hub more...
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Why botanic gardens are key to our future

Sara Oldfield

14th June, 2010

The unsung heroes of conservation, botanic gardens are quietly acting as 'arks' for our planets endangered plant species. And we should be very glad they are too... more...

How to garden with kids

Matilda Lee

10th June, 2010

Tips for passing on green fingers, and a taste for vegetables, to your sprogs more...

Reclaiming a derelict site to create a community garden

Matilda Lee

23rd March, 2010

The story of how a group of dissatisfied residents pulled together, got funding, and created a blooming community garden where the work, and the rewards, are shared more...
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CASE STUDY: setting up an organic market garden

Laura Sevier

26th April, 2007

Septuagenarian Mehr Fardoonji is still to be found with her hands in the soil after forty-five years of organic market gardening more...
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Growing your own - where to begin

Paul Kingsnorth

19th May, 2009

'Where do I start?' Paul Kingsnorth answers the oft-asked question of those who want to grow their own food - but are lacking in knowledge, time, space, or all three. No problem. Read on... more...
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The Great Garden Grab

Jack Shamash

1st February, 2007

You may see your garden as a spare room or a place to be in touch with nature, but changes to planning rules mean it is likely to attract higher council tax if it hasn’t already been snapped up by a developer. Jack Shamash reports more...

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Natural Swimming Pools

Alice Klein and Hannah Hislop

1st July, 2005

Imagine a garden pond filled with white and pink
water lilies and purple irises and humming with a chorus of frogs and birds. Now imagine swimming in it. Alice Klein and Hannah Hislop take a dip in the world of natural swimming pools
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