Gardening News


Gardman stock availability set to improve from late August

Gardman's efforts to fully replenish stocks following from the fire that destroyed their Daventry warehouse in March have been delayed due to production capacity constraints of some of its suppliers.


How big are the UK and Europe's apple and pear harvests likely to be?

After a sizeable dip last year, Europe's apple harvest looks to be back on track, and could even break recent records. But the wider global situation means it should find a ready market.


What needs to be done to make home-grown tree stock more viable?

Reducing year-to-year variability in the commercial demand for trees from UK nurseries would help lower the risk of importing exotic pests and diseases, according to newly published paper by researchers from Rothamsted Research and the University of Cambridge.


Research prompts rethink on source and UK arrival time of ash dieback

Ash dieback appears to have been in the UK for considerably longer than previously thought, according to work by Forestry Commission and Forest Research.


Wickes sees water butt sales rise 146% as some garden categories do well this summer

Hot weather followed by rain storms has led to sales of Wickes water butts and accessories increasing by 146% so far this August compared to the same period last year.


UK blackcurrants plentiful and unusually sweet, say growers

British blackcurrant growers are toasting a healthy harvest of sweeter than normal berries thanks to the extended winter and hot summer.