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Dixon on...A changing landscape for trust's gardens

Dixon on...A changing landscape for trust's gardens

The National Trust owns fantastic gardens. They chart English gardening's evolution from early enclosed knot gardens through parklands to the intimacies of suburban owner-occupied plots and all in-between.

Gleditsia

Gleditsia

These deciduous, spiny trees can tolerate pollution, making them a good choice for parks and gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.

According To Edwards ... Find ways to support homegrown product

According To Edwards ... Find ways to support homegrown product

There is a grey area between sensible regulation and illegal protectionism that makes it difficult to see the line dividing the two.

A week of key industry events

A week of key industry events

Final preparations are now underway for three major industry events taking place next week at which the Horticulture Week team looks forward to welcoming more than 800 industry guests and delegates from across the UK production and garden retail industries.

According To Hewson... It's gardening Jim, but not as we know it

According To Hewson... It's gardening Jim, but not as we know it

What are we to make of the BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge and Great British Garden Revival? Aside from their entertainment value, will they help bring a new audience and much-needed cash to the garden market? After all, someone needs to buy the many splendid plants we grow.

Questions remain over sell-off

Questions remain over sell-off

As Defra's announcement concerning the appointment of a "joint-venture partner" for the Food & Environment Research Agency (FERA) draws closer, the questions concerning the impact of the proposed sell-off of yet another chunk of public science only get bigger.

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