Gardening News

UK prototype robot can spot and "zap" all weeds in a field

Agri-tech researchers say a robot under development offers growers a sustainable field-scale alternative to herbicides such as glyphosate.

Community park takes shape in North Lanarkshire

Landscaping contractor idverde has completed the utility and preparation works for a new community park at Ravenscraig in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Greater Manchester authority promises 5,000 more public trees

Salford City Council has announced it will plant 5,000 new trees this winter with local partners.

Bamboo potentially more damaging than knotweed, warns Environet

Environmental consultant Environet has warned homeowners to avoid ‘running’ varieties of bamboo due to its invasive nature, with some plants spreading up to 9m to neighbouring gardens.

Plans unveiled for Achamore Gardens restoration

Achamore Gardens on the island of Gigha, Scotland, is embarking on an ambitious project to update its exotic collection of plants, complete with new gardens and visitor facilities.

New US-bred long-life strawberry variety released

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the first fruit of a breeding programme to develop strawberries with longer shelf life.