Urban dwellers yearn for 'Good Life' allotments

Scientists estimate "lost allotments" in the UK could have provided 6% of the population with their "five-a-day" diet.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
June 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: urban-planning gardening

Coronavirus lockdown: Can nature help improve our mood?

How the outside world can be good for body and mind - with expert tips on making the most of it.

By Emily Kasriel • bbcnews
May 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health nature gardening coronavirus-lockdown-measures outdoor-activities

Top ten garden pests and diseases revealed

The box tree caterpillar comes top of the list of gardeners' concerns for the third year in a row.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 12, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nature gardening

Are your houseplants bad for the environment?

Gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners share ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable

By Hazel Shearing • bbcnews
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: wellbeing instagram gardening

Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens

With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 7, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment insects spiders gardening

Herbal history: Five garden plants with a hidden past

Many of our best loved garden plants are there because they were once recommended to heal the sick.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Feb. 9, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: gardening

Revealed: The secret of the poet's daffodil

The DNA secrets of a flower thought to have inspired a Greek legend have been cracked by scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Nov. 5, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: gardening

Olive Harrisson: Story of unsung gardener revealed

Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 14, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: settle gardening

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