YHOY Northern Branch – We have our National Finalist!

YHOY Northern Branch – We have our National Finalist!

Emily Marston (RHS Gardens Harlow Carr) has won the CIH Northern Regional Final for the second year in succession and we now look forward to watching her take on the other seven competitors from across the UK and Ireland at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on May 11th....
Funding updates

Funding updates

Funding available for small green space improvements. Volunteering Matters Action Earth are offering grants of between £50-£250 to volunteers who would like to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Applications are ongoing. For more details –...
Regional Finals announced

Regional Finals announced

After two months of heats at venues across the UK and Ireland we are delighted to announce the dates and venues of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year regional finals. Contestants will be asked a wide range of horticultural questions, some through buzzer round, and...
Box blight and box tree caterpillar study – can you help?

Box blight and box tree caterpillar study – can you help?

Can you help one of our student members, who is working towards her RHS Master of Horticulture qualification? She would appreciate your help by taking part in a short online survey which forms part of the research for her dissertation. The survey just asks if the...
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 garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Perennial confirm garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff

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...