Two new pests found in the UK

Two new pests found in the UK

Two new pests have been found in the UK, one is a potentially serious pest of spruce (Picea sp.). The other, cotton stringy scale, beyond its unsightliness is not currently thought to cause any problems. In December 2018, a breeding population of eight tooth bark...
Perennial confirm show Garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019

Perennial confirm show Garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019

To help mark its 180th anniversary, Perennial  – the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society has partnered with Irish garden designer Peter Donegan with a show garden for Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show Cardiff (12-14 April 2019). It is the first time...
NGS launches their 4th annual Snowdrop Festival

NGS launches their 4th annual Snowdrop Festival

The National Garden Scheme’s fourth annual Snowdrop Festival has over 92 snowdrop gardens open to everyone across England and Wales in February. George Plumptre, Chief Executive of The National Garden Scheme, says: “Over the last few years the National Garden Scheme’s...
Metaldehyde used for slug control is to be banned.

Metaldehyde used for slug control is to be banned.

The pesticide metaldehyde currently used for slug control is to be banned for outdoor use from spring 2020. There are 40 species of slugs in the UK with up to 7 species causing damage for commercial growers and amateur gardeners alike. The widely available metaldehyde...
Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt 25.10.2018

Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt 25.10.2018

Carol Marks, MCIHort, from Bord Bia introduces the Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt today (25.10.2018) Dr David Robinson (image left) was a North Irish horticultural scientist who made important contributions to the national and international fields...