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Malvern Autumn Show

The first of this autumn’s harvest celebrations gets underway next weekend at the Malvern Autumn Show, an extravaganza of giant veg and foodie heaven that will have your mouth watering.

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Gardening for the soul

A survey of x000 gardeners found that over 85% agreed that visiting a garden has a positive impact on their wellbeing, with eight in 10 feeling happier after strolling around a garden.

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The greatest British Garden of 2018

A Suffolk garden full of tropical-looking planting has won the title of Great British Garden of 2018 beating nine runners-up to claim the £4,100 gardening vouchers prize plus a gardening class with TV’s Adam Frost.

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Happy & healthy creatures!

Putting out food and providing safe hibernating spots in the garden provides a lifeline for creatures like hedgehogs, ground beetles and frogs – they’ll reward your efforts by providing a built-in pest control service next year, as they eat vast numbers of slug and snail eggs plus aphids and other nasties.

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Gardening in prison

Prisoners at HMP Hull have scooped the Royal Horticultural Society’s Windlesham Trophy for the best-kept prison garden – the first time the prison has won the award.The annual prize recognises the value of gardening within prison communities and has been running for over 30 years. It is hotly contested, with 18 prisons entering the competition this year.

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What to do in your garden in September?

The gardening year is turning to its last dazzling farewell display of autumn colour soon, so it’s time to shake yourself out of the torpor of late summer and get going again.

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Picture an Oak!

Capture an image of your favourite oak tree and you could win a brand new prize on offer from the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition.

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Plant of the Week: Skimmia

It’s a rare plant that gives interest all year, with masses of spring flowers followed by brilliant red berries and glossy evergreen foliage all through autumn and winter. 

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Ash dieback alert

The virulent disease ash dieback has been found in three new species belonging to the same family, raising fears that other plants including some garden favourites might be next in line.

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We are hosting a charity event in aid of Children's Charities, run by Joe Joyce, one of the Managers at the Garden Centre. Find out more here

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Store garlic for your winter supply

Harvest garlic now as soon as the foliage has yellowed and died back ready to store and use throughout the winter.

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A helping hand to garden wildlife

In the wake of one of the hottest and driest summers on record the Royal Horticultural Society is appealing to gardeners to lend a helping hand to garden wildlife.

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