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Wisley runs sunflower trial

Wisley runs sunflower trial

As part of the Year of the Sunflower Campaign the Royal Horticultural Society is running a sunflower AGM (Award of Garden Merit) trial at Wisley in 2015.

Sweeter veg "are less healthy than more bitter varieties"

Sweeter veg "are less healthy than more bitter varieties"

Breeding more palatable vegetables is leading to a loss in their nutritional value, a front-page article in the current New Scientist claims.

Deco-Pak to launch winter fuel at Glee

Deco-Pak to launch winter fuel at Glee

Decorative aggregate specialist Deco-Pak is set to return to Glee 2015 (14-16th September, Birmingham NEC) with new products and details of an exclusive winter fuel distribution deal.

John Pearson dies aged 87

John Pearson, the chairman and co-founder of Burston Nurseries, Burston Rose & Garden Centre and Hertfordshire Fisheries in St Albans has died aged 87.

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Rising value of green roofs adding benefits

Rising value of green roofs adding benefits

This summer saw the launch of HW's Landscape4Places campaign designed to highlight the crucial role of landscaping in creating places truly valued by those who work, live and play there.

Seabrook On ... Biographies reveal secret behind success

Seabrook On ... Biographies reveal secret behind success

Two recently released biographies - Chasing Spring by Ernest Wertheim with Linda Hamilton and Barton Grange: A Topping Tale by Carole Knight and Ian Topping - should be stocked and listed as essential reading at all horticultural college libraries.

According to Edwards...Why plant health is being taken more seriously

According to Edwards...Why plant health is being taken more seriously

Ash dieback, or more accurately the British public's reaction to it, marked a change in the way we consider plant health.


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