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Monty Don awarded an OBE

Congratulations to television gardener Monty Don, age 63, on receiving an OBE for services to horticulture, broadcasting and charity. The award was presented to Monty by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace today. Speak to the Daily Mail newspaper, Monty said: “It’s very nice to receive such an honour …

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YouTubers Shed Destroyed by Storm Deirdre

YouTuber Alan Jackson arrived at his allotment yesterday to find his shed totally destroyed by a nearby tree. Storm Deirdre brought strong winds with high gusts across the UK this week. Alan reported his concerns about the nearby tree to his Allotment Officer two years ago but nothing was done …

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Michelle Stacey Funeral Details Revealed

Details regarding the funeral of Michelle Stacey have been announced by the family: For anyone that would like to come and pay there respects at the funeral of Michelle, it is being held on Friday 2 March 3:30pm at Eltham Crematorium, South-East London; we will be leaving the house around …

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Star of The Big Allotment Challenge Dies age 48

Michelle Stacey, star of the BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge has died, age 48, after a long battle with cancer. Michelle won the hearts of the UK gardening community when she appeared on the BBC series The Big Allotment Challenge in 2013. Although Michelle didn’t win the programme, her flamboyant …

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Funeral of Harry Dodson, The Victorian Kitchen Garden

More than a decade after his death, the ashes of Harry Dodson have returned to his home in Blackmoor, Hampshire. On Monday, June 19, at 2pm, Reverend Dom Clarke hosted a service at St Matthew’s Church, Blackmoor, to mark the interment of Mr Dodson’s remains. Mr Dodson, who died aged …

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Harry Dodson Funeral to be Held – Decade after Death

MORE than a decade after his death, the ashes of Harry Dodson will be heading home to Blackmoor. On Monday, June 19, at 2pm, Reverend Dom Clarke will host a service at St Matthew’s Church, Blackmoor, to mark the interment of Mr Dodson’s remains. Mr Dodson, who died aged 85 …

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RHS Urban Garden Show Launches in London

The Royal Horticultural Society launches a new London show this weekend – RHS London Urban Garden Show. Based at their halls in Victoria (Nov 12 & 13), the show is certainly different from the traditional London shows. It’s a Friday evening and I’m heading for the preview event. As I …

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Will Adam Frost replace Monty Don?

“Do you think Adam Frost is slowly being introduced as the new presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World to replace Monty Don, is he the new Geoff Hamilton?” This week I was asked that question while attending a gardening event. In the first of the hour long episodes of Gardeners’ World …

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RHS to Launch New World Vegetable Garden

We go behind-the-scenes at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex to learn about a new project to build a world vegetable garden. RHS Hyde Hall Horticulturist Matthew Oliver explains the plans for the new Global Growth Vegetable Garden.

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