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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.

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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

The post Say hello to Hodmedod’s homegrown pulses appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 24-05-19

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

The post Introducing Wicked Leeks appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 20-03-19

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

The post Sustainable wild fish has joined our range! appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 15-02-19

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

The post How to cook a turkey appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 06-12-18

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

The post Organic Christmas cheeses from Riverford appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 23-11-18

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

Wertheim was a pioneer of modern garden centres design.
Posted: 07-08-20
A temporary mortuary erected in East London at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.
Posted: 07-08-20
The Royal Parks has issued a warning after seeing a dramatic increase in deer feeding at Richmond and Bushy Parks post lockdown.
Posted: 07-08-20
In addition to providing new facilities for the 200 strong team and extending the range of gardening products and houseplants, the second storey of the 25,000 square feet extension at Tong Garden Centre will be home to a new 180-seater restaurant, The Mezzanine.
Posted: 07-08-20
The former PC World building in Barrow is soon to open as a JTF.
Posted: 07-08-20

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...

The post How to make a herbaceous border look amazing appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 02-08-20

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.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 26-07-20

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.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 19-07-20

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.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 05-07-20

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.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 28-06-20

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.

Author: Garden Collage
Posted: 14-10-19

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.

Author: Nora Mueller
Posted: 30-06-19

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. […]

The post How To Make Holiday Cards with Pressed Flowers appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Nora Mueller
Posted: 08-11-18

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.

Author: Garden Collage
Posted: 29-10-18

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 […]

The post The Best and Most Beautiful Botanical Stationary appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Molly Beauchemin
Posted: 30-09-18

Urban Organic Gardener

Urban-style organic gardening blog about growing your own food with limited space and creative resources.

Over the past few months, the COVID-19 crisis has hit Detroit hard, resulting in more 12,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths. It’s also produced an unemployment rate perhaps as high as 29 percent and a surging demand at area food banks. These problems have brought renewed focus to the importance of food sovereignty in […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 07-08-20
In Mid-March, Ibraheem came up with a free food delivery concept she called Kids with Coworkers, a riff on all the children who were now stuck at home with their parents (i.e. coworkers). Her goal was to cook and deliver “farm-to-fork” meals to needy families across Chicago. Many of the parents she knew in her […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 06-08-20
In Dorchester, where the clatter of a passing train gives way to the scrape of a rake, the Greenwood Street Community Garden is thriving. It’s one of roughly 175 community gardens scattered like jewels through the city of Boston. And at this time of pandemic and social upheaval, these gardens are being treasured. On a […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 05-08-20
Camp Washington is a little rough around the edges. That’s obvious from a casual drive-by perspective. But what if this disenfranchised, low-income neighborhood isn’t as “poor” as it seems? The neighborhood is gritty and quirky. And the running themes throughout Camp Washington are opportunity and productivity. Residents who are willing to dig in and invest […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 04-08-20
New study reveals the importance of cities for pollinators and highlights how to attract bees and other insects to urban areas It is well documented that access to parks, gardens and forests is good for our mental health. One study, by Denmark’s University of Aarhus, found that children who grew up without regular access to […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 03-08-20


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