RHS herbarium to go online

RHS herbarium to go online

A vast new online resource will soon be available to gardeners. The RHS has digitised  its collection of dried plant specimens Pic: Herbarium toolkit. Credit: Picture: RHS/Joanna Kossak A vast new online resource will soon be available to gardeners. The RHS has digitised – and thereby futureproofed – its collection of dried plant specimens, the largest in the UK. More…
RHS to recruit garden water scientist

RHS to recruit garden water scientist

Gardening charity to help recruit and train first dedicated garden water scientist With this summer set to become one of the hottest and driest to date, the RHS has announced that it is collaborating with Cranfield University to recruit and train the UK’s first garden water scientist. This pioneering role has been created in response to climactic changes that are…
Time to slug it out...

Time to slug it out…

Gardeners’ favourite slug deterrents are in focus in the first Subs Club offering for June, specially for subscribers to Kitchen Garden. Home slug remedies get scientific trial Egg shells, copper tape and other home remedies traditionally used by gardeners to deter slugs and snails are being put to the test by the RHS this summer, in the first scientific experiment…
Ready, steady... grow!

Ready, steady… grow!

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase home-grown produce with The Raymond Blanc Gardening School The world’s largest annual flower show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show supported by Viking Cruises, will boast a festival of food and flowers from July 2-8 with gardens to highlight simple and easy ways to grow fresh food at home. The RHS is…