Sheena Horner chilli farmer and freelance consultant who founded #Run1000

The nation is taking on the pandemic – one mile at a time

Five nations have teamed up to inspire rural communities to take to the countryside to help improve their mental health. Launching today (12 October) to coincide with #AgMentalHealthWeek, the challenge, #Run1000, is calling on people to sign up to be part of one of five teams – England, Ireland, Scotland, […]

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Lucie Oldale with the Jackfruit

World’s biggest fruit trees flourish in Eden rainforest

A superabundance of stunning fruits and flowers is flourishing as never before in the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall Among the botanical wonders turning visitors’ heads is a giant jackfruit the size of a rugby ball and soon ready for eating. The high walls of the Biome […]

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The winning lawn by Andrew Wain of Euridge Manor

Fourth-time lucky Allett Creative Lawn Stripes winner

The quintessentially British striped lawn is idealised across the world and in celebration of this Allett Mowers opened up their annual Allett Creative Lawn Stripes competition internationally. This year’s stiff competition attracted a truly global set of entries in what has been a tough year for everyone going through the […]

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A mixed organic allotment also provides a home for wildlife

Start the journey to organic gardening in five easy steps

Gardening without harming the environment is a lot easier than you may think says Garden Organic, one of Britain’s leading organic gardening charities Feeding your soil with homemade organic compost, ditching the use of toxic chemicals such as slug pellets, and attracting more wildlife into your garden are the first […]

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Mulberries are harvested at Hardwick Hall

A crop fit for a queen

 National Trust staff at one of the greatest surviving Elizabethan houses, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, have begun harvesting what they hope will be a ‘bumper’ crop of black mulberries using traditional harvesting methods. Garden staff believe this year’s fine spring helped create ideal conditions for the 10 trees on the […]

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London Harvest Festival

A 21st century City Farm and Community Garden Show

The 22nd London Harvest Festival will be taking place online – so everyone can join in! [London, UK, 19th – 20th September 2020] The London Harvest Festival is 22 in September! To celebrate, we are inviting the world to participate in the buzzing life of London’s city farm and garden […]

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