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27.09.10: Malvern Autumn Show raises the bar

Two new UK records and the highest number of Gold medals this century – the Three Counties Agricultural Society was celebrating today, as standards at its Malvern Autumn Show (25 & 26 September) continued to rise.

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26.09.10: Common garden privet proves an amenable host

The much maligned, common garden Privet (Ligustrum) may have found its true niche – as a perfectly amenable host for an exotic looking Asian moth.

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26.09.10: Dorset Naga turns up the heat

Visitors heading for this weekend’s Malvern Autumn Show (24 & 25 September) will get the chance to admire, though not taste, the world’s hottest chilli pepper.

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21.09.10: Lambs' Ears to save the world?

Research presented on 15th September, at an environmental conference in London, by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Scientist Dr Tijana Blanusa highlights the merits of certain plants in helping reduce the higher temperatures found in cities. One plant in particular, Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina), which represents silvery and hairy leaved plants, may be very important in the future.

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21.09.10: Green Roof Substrate Research

Interim results from a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) research project suggest that the use of green compost has potential for use in green roof substrates.

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14.09.10: Expert Panel offers top tips at Malvern Show

Respected garden writer, broadcaster and author, Nigel Colborn, will be sharing his planting ideas for the most awkward places in the average British garden, next weekend, as part of a brand new Q & A Theatre at the Malvern Autumn Show (25 & 26 September).

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28.08.10: Garden Club President Jonathan Ross rooting for a successful RHS Dig Together event

Celebrity gardening enthusiast Jonathan Ross is supporting the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Dig Together event which celebrates the UK’s garden and allotment clubs and the role they play in communities.

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17.08.10: Mark puts the Med into Malvern

There’s a taste of the Mediterranean at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show as Mark Diacono introduces British gardeners to the delights of growing succulent peaches, apricots and even the autumn olive!

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27.07.10: Prisoners Go Out Into The Garden

Prisoners in Worcestershire will be using a show garden to illustrate both the negative and the positive aspects of a life behind bars, and the very real benefits of restorative justice programmes.

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10.07.10: Find the Best Plants for a Drought

Day by day, work continues on the PlantAdvice plant database.

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