Gardening News


Pandemic and wet weather hamper Scottish woodland creation efforts

Forest Research figures show Scotland’s planting efforts fell slightly short of its woodland creation target of 12,000ha for last year, with 10,660ha of new woodland, or 89% of its target achieved.


Government ‘kicking the can down the road’ on actions to tackle food insecurity

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee say the Government's response to its Covid-19 and Food Supply report fails to address the "very pressing issue" of food insecurity.


Waitrose to sell Evergreen Garden Care peat-free in 2022 as it looks to roll out peat-free plants plan

Waitrose has put plans in place to go peat-free for bagged growing media: the high-end supermarket chain is to go bagged peat-free by the start of 2022.


Benefits of green roofs and walls justify the expense, argue experts

A panel of experts have argued that the environmental, health and economic benefits of green roofs and green walls justify their integration into city infrastructure.


Olympic Committee to plant 2,000 hectares of woodland in Africa

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled a project to plant the ‘Olympic Forest’ in Mali and Senegal.


New Syngenta adjuvant aims to boost effectiveness of spray applications to ornamentals

Elasto G5, the new spray adjuvant launched by Syngenta, is designed to boost retention and uptake of crop protection products on ornamentals with very low risk of phytotoxicity or harm to beneficials.