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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

The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Local Government Association, National Trust, APSE, the Midlands Parks Forum and parks practitioners have issued a new guide to help park managers and local authorities in England safely reopen urban and country parks, gardens and wider green spaces.
Posted: 03-06-20
Selecta's I heart U “I love you” marketing concept promotes a new variety featuring double flowers with delicate, wavy edges.
Posted: 03-06-20
Nat Porter from Happy Plants and Crocus have featured on Radio Four's You and Yours consumer programme talking about bedding plant shortages.
Posted: 03-06-20
The Eden Project is reopening its 30-acre outdoor gardens from Saturday June 6.
Posted: 03-06-20
Giant hogweed and Himalyan balsam are among invasive species Defra is seeking to tackle.
Posted: 03-06-20

The Middle-Sized Garden

if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

Pink flowers are at the heart of my summer garden colour. While editing my photos for my summer garden tour, I noticed that the most beautiful plants and plant combinations...

The post 10 beautiful pink flowers for your summer garden appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 31-05-20

I’ve been talking to iris specialists Iris of Sissinghurst about growing irises. Sue Marshall owns and runs Iris of Sissinghurst and they only grow irises. They sell by mail order,...

The post Growing irises – the answers to your questions appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 17-05-20

There are five important questions you need to ask before buying a climbing plant. Is your climbing plant going to be planted in sun or shade? And don’t forget a...

The post How to choose the best climbing plant for your garden appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 17-05-20

Garden Day  is one of this year’s crop of online gardening events. It’s today (May 10th) and we’re invited to drop our tools to just simply enjoy our gardens, terraces,...

The post Garden Day and other online gardening events appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 10-05-20

I’d like to take you on a late spring garden tour, because May is such a beautiful month in the garden. And I have some recommendations for good garden plants...

The post The late spring garden tour of the Middlesized Garden appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 03-05-20

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.

As the pandemic smolders and the economy plunges into an abyss, Americans have reverted to the venerable World War II–era tradition of organized disaster gardening. According to headline writers, that is. “Food Supply Anxiety Brings Back Victory Gardens,” declared the New York Times in late March. “Just like World War II, many are relying on […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 02-06-20
In recent years, there have been several initiatives and campaigns, promoting urban gardening on rooftops and elsewhere, to encourage more eco-friendly solutions across the country. Fortunately, there has been a positive response from both Egyptian residents and the government in following and implementing such initiatives. Founded by brothers, Sherif and Tarek Hosny due to their […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 01-06-20
  LONGWOOD, the Bronx — It’s planting season at Black Joy Farm along East 163rd Street and Simpson Street in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx. With precautions and social distancing in place, volunteers and staff have been preparing planters and spreading the soil. The growth and the harvest this year will have a special […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 30-05-20
Have you left your plants unattended since a few days out of sheer laziness (blame it on the quarantine), or has your interest in plants waned because there haven’t been any flowers blossoming? Chances are, the sun, water, and a little effort on your part might still revive them. Plants are hardier than we think, […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 29-05-20
When Timothy Hammond decided to document his gardening adventures on Instagram, he thought he might attract a few like-minded people who shared his passion for growing food. Over the past two years, the urban gardener has gradually established a loyal fan base that’s exceeded his expectations for what he considered a hobby account. But it […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 28-05-20

 

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