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June 25, 2018

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Clean Air Day: Calling on plants -

Monday, June 25, 2018

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Monday, June 25, 2018

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ecoscape

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair

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The Plant Fairs Roadshow will roll into Bexley on the 22 April carrying bags made from corn starch. The plant fair at Hall Place will see leading independent nursery men and women – many of them RHS Gold Medal winning nurseries – blazing a trail and saying goodbye to plastic bags.

Colin Moat, organiser of the Plant Fairs Roadshow, said: “All the nurseries involved in the Roadshow have been concerned about the use of plastic carrier bags for some time. We looked first at using paper carriers, but these have an ecological impact in both production, transport and are made  ultimately from chopping down trees. We also though that paper and wet plants might not be the best combination! So, after  a fair bit of research we have collectively purchased 23,500 bags made from corn starch, which feel very much like plastic, but are compostable and rot down completely.  We are happy to be taking plastic bags out of circulation on the Roadshow and launching our new bags in Bexley.”

If you’re looking for rare and unusual plants to fill your garden in south London then you can do no better than attend the independently run Plant Fairs Roadshow. The Roadshow is organised by a group of feisty nurseries and smaller growers who provide  a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners.

The Roadshow has grown in popularity since it’s inception in 2011 with 2018’s calendar promising to be their biggest yet. The Roadshow will visit Bexley’s Hall Place and Gardens on 22nd April this year.

Daisy Roots nursery, RHS gold medal winner at both the Chelsea Flower show and Hampton Court, will be providing an excellent range of perennial plants for gardens with dryish conditions.  Graham Blunt from Plantbase (another regular at the Chelsea Flower Show) will be bringing his weird and wonderful exotics from around the world. One of the South-East’s leading snowdrop and alpine enthusiasts, Copton Ash nurseries will be providing Mediterranean and woodland plants. Kevin Hughes Plants is well know for his rare and less common hardy trees and shrubs.  Johnson’s Sweet Peas will provide a wonderful selection of these delicate flowers. Swallowfields nursery set in the Kent Downs, grows a wide range of cottage garden plants including Auricula and Salvia while Wheelgate Nursery will specialise in interesting and tender plants for the summer months.  The National Chrysanthemum Society and Plant Heritage will be in attendance at the fair. There will also be a wide range of perennial plants and grasses from Pheonix Plants, Pineview Plants and Pelham Plants.

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