Flowers by Dan Pearson and Huw Morgan

Plants

Floral inspiration by Huw Morgan

A flash of floral inspiration for the bank holiday appeared on the Dig Delve yesterday which was simply too beautiful to pass us by.

Floret Farm Originals Flower Seeds by Erin Benzakien

Plants

Floret Originals flower seeds available in the UK

The flower seeds bred by the figurehead to flower farmers, Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm in the Skagit Valley, Washington will be available in the UK thanks to Alma|Proust….

Gaze Burvill Garrison Square London Showroom

Business

Gaze Burvill opens London showroom

Luxury garden furniture maker, Gaze Burvill has taken up residence in the heart of Chelsea London, having opened a new showroom in the Chelsea Barracks development.

Hedgehog

Wildlife

Hedgehog conservation initiaves

To mark the upcoming Hedgehog Awareness Week (5th – 11th May), thedirt.news sheds light on the various conservation campaigns and initiatives working to halt their decline.

Jekka McVicar VMH with the Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, Mr Nicholas Woolf OBE at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall on 24 April when she was made recipient of the Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticultural Career Development.

People

Jekka McVicar recipient of the Prince Edward Award

Organic grower of herbs, author and broadcaster, Jekka McVicar VMH was presented with the Worshipful Company of Gardeners Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticultural Career Development.

The Sandringham Estate

RHS

Big changes for RHS Shows

RHS Flower Shows will see some of the biggest and most exciting changes for a generation, with the aim to reach new audiences and inspire more people to get gardening.

Echinacea purpurea

Plants

Native plant consumption in the US

Fuelled by consumer demand and mandated by legislation, native plant consumption in the US is growing but it’s a protracted process.

Bumblebee on wisteria

Wildlife

Dutch National Bee Count

Similar to our equivalent Big Butterfly Count, the people of the Netherlands are counting bees to help assess the health and prevalence of wild bee populations in the country.

Dr Michael Mosley

Health

Dr Michael Mosley on the benefits of gardening

On his BBC Radio 4 podcast ‘Just One Thing’, Dr. Michael Mosley explains that gardening is not only good for physical fitness but benefits the brain, mood and gut microbiome.