Gardening News Feeds – updated all the time…
Below is a range of newsfeeds from a variety of sources, which we hope foster your interest in gardening, landscape and cultivation. They are part of our work with the Muddy Boots Project, a project of Broadway Social Enterprise.
We are generously funded by the Tesco Bags of Help grants programme, for which we are most grateful.
Featured feed: Riverford Organic Farmers
The Riverford Blog
News from the farm
This week, Hodmedod’s organic British Fava beans and Carlin peas have joined our range, with wholegrain quinoa soon to follow. Tinned beans might not sound like the most exciting new arrival, but Hodmedod’s store-cupboard staples are something special: forgotten varieties, … Continue reading →
From being a straw-chewing yokel working in a muddy backwater in the 80s, when few cared about how their broccoli was grown, we now find ourselves at the centre of so many debates. The surfeit of opinions but lack of … Continue reading →
We’re really pleased to announce that sustainable wild fish is joining our range. It’s been a long journey to this point, but after months of research – consulting fishermen, research bodies and industry experts – we’ve come up with a … Continue reading →
A whole golden, succulent roast organic turkey: the classic Christmas centrepiece. Our birds are the much-celebrated Bronze breed: a slow-growing traditional turkey that gives rich, juicy meat with an intense natural flavour. We include the giblets, so you can top … Continue reading →
We’ve scoured the country for the absolute best handcrafted organic cheeses, sampling everything from classic Somerset cheddars to quirky sheep’s cheese with wild seaweed from the Outer Hebrides. Trialling, testing, tasting… it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do … Continue reading →
HortWeek 2014 News RSS Feed
Find news about the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks & arboriculture on Horticulture Week
The Middle-Sized Garden
if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre
A herbaceous border is at the heart of most grand gardens. In theory, if you want your borders to look continuously beautiful from May to October, you need skill, space...
I’ve just visited a narrow north facing garden with some charming thin garden ideas and a wildlife friendly focus. It’s also on a slope – so the garden conditions could...
The post North facing garden tips – how to make the most of your space appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.
Hever Castle is famous for growing roses. It has more than 4,000 of them. So I asked head gardener, Neil Miller for his best tips on growing roses in our...
The post Growing roses – expert tips from Hever Castle rose garden appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.
Hydrangeas are a flower that is both adored and deplored. Naomi Slade has written a beautiful and definitive guide, called Hydrangeas (published by Pavilion Books). She says: ‘They’re so familiar,...
The post Do you love or hate hydrangeas? The facts vs the myths appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.
Have you considered planting your borders as a ‘butterfly garden?’ We all know it’s important to support bees, because the decline in pollinating insects is potentially such a threat to...
The post Why you need a butterfly garden – and how to plant it appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.
Garden Collage Magazine
The Magazine for Life in Bloom
The food we consume has a tremendous impact on our lives. But the way we produce and consume it most significantly impacts the world around us. Agriculture is one of the main offenders when it comes to global warming, contributing approximately 25% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. About 15% of the global land surface […]
The post How do we make the food system more sustainable? The Stone Barns Center is paving the way. appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.
In a recently released study, the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) announced that neonicotinoid pesticides are still present in tap water, even after being treated in water management plants. Neonicotinoids are among the most widely used class of pesticides in the world, and are known to be a potent neurotoxin. Though they are considered more of a […]
The post Pesticides in Water Are More Widespread Than You Think appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.
Interested in learning how to make pressed flowers? Get the whole family involved in holiday cards this year! While posing for a family photo does have a certain caché, making your own own botanical greeting cards with pressed flowers is a fun way to spend some time together this season, without the drama of matching sweaters. […]
In the era of mass manufacturing– and at a time in which handmade items are enjoying renewed primacy— knitting and the art of making one’s own clothes has never been more attractive. Handcrafted luxury brands like Elizabeth Suzann and Alabama Chanin are making modern clothing by hand again, while Instagram accounts like Thea Coleman and […]
The post We Love This Freshly Picked, Partially Recycled Yarn appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.
The art of sending letters might seem nostalgic in the digital age, but gorgeously made paper goods are like a solid black dress: they never go out of style. Whether you’re sending a handwritten birthday card or a heartfelt Thank You, nothing says sincerity quite like a beautiful card– and given the rising popularity of […]
Urban Organic Gardener
Urban-style organic gardening blog about growing your own food with limited space and creative resources.