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It seems we're past the age of the celebrity chef and going back to the celebrity gardener.  Fresh after we were last contacted by the BBC looking for aspiring gardeners for their Chelsea Flower show programme, we have been informed of another opportunity for enthusiastic gardeners eager to get on the box and show the …

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Environmentalism isn't just about the big things – swimming with dolphins, saving the panda and all the other famous examples of conservationism.  It's as much about the small things, about looking after the habitats and natural environments in our local areas.  While there's plenty of worthy charities involved in preserving rainforests and species in distant lands, anyone seriously …

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Summer is in full swing and the first kick off of the World Cup is but moments away.  But while the football titans of all nations are engaged in fierce competition for the honour of their nations, let's spare a thought for some of the real heroes of sport; the humble Groundskeeper (or Groundsman/woman). Come rain, …

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Current or graduate horticulture student?  The BBC, the UK’s largest public broadcaster, is looking for amateur and student garden designers for a new show to be called Designs on Chelsea. Developed in association with the Royal Horticulture Society, this show will follow a competition between amateur and student gardeners as they attempt to design a …

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Over Sixteen Thousand.  This is the number of animal and plant species that conservationists worldwide consider to be threatened with extinction that are officially known about.  Given the vast number of organisms still be recognized, categorized and assessed by scientists the actual number is thought to be far higher.  Every day brings with it the …

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Ever looked out of the window, seen the grass and flowers and thought to yourself “Wow, I’d really love to take up gardening”?  If so you might be interested in one of our horticulture courses.   We offer a diverse range of courses ranging from garden design to crop growing to courses accredited by the Royal …

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Today, England is a nation venerated around the world for its contribution to global culture and entertainment.  From Shakespear to Monty Python, British influences have made their way into every corner of the globe.  But there was once a time in not too recent centuries when England was considered with little more than contempt by …

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If you’ve been browsing the horticulture section of ADL’s website there’s little doubt you’ll have come across our online RHS courses.   Standing for Royal Horticultural Society, they are the independent organization that accredits these particular courses for us and the body for whom the course prepares students for their final exams. A Brief History of …

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Growing Annuals here's a quick oversight of growing annuals by our Gardening and Horticulture Course instructor: Hardy annuals plants are cheap to grow from seed, and make a wonderful difference to any garden.    Hardy annuals can often be sown in autumn, and overwintered in a cold greenhouse or coldframe. Plant out once the soil …

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