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RHS London Urban Show to Close in 2019

In a major shake-up of their London venue shows, the Royal Horticultural Society will be closing their newest venture in 2019. RHS London Urban which launched in November 2016 was marketed that it would “highlight the gardening possibilities available to those with limited green space, whether it be plants for …

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RHS to Close London Shows

One of the advantages of living in London has been the ability to become a regular visitor to the RHS London shows but from 2019 major changes are being introduced. Three out of the five London shows will be relocated to RHS Gardens around the southern section of the country. …

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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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Joe Maiden Memorial Service

EXCLUSIVE Many thanks to BBC Radio Leeds who granted us exclusive access to record this special moment. We all loved Joe and interviewed him on many occasions at the Harrogate Shows, a lovely man with a fountain of knowledge. Great loss to the community. Joe Maiden 14 November 1941 – …

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