The Horticultural Channel

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Dig for Victory Allotment

Sean recently spent time at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and enjoyed visiting the Dig for Victory allotment.

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Edible Garden Show leaves London
After two years at London’s Alexandra Palace, the organisers of The Edible Garden Show have announced plans to return to the show to its original location at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire! A spokesperson for the show said, “We have had two good years in London with visitor numbers rising... Read more
Oldham Council move allotments
The bumper crop of fruit and veg grown by the dedicated allotment gardeners each year was the talk of the town, and garnered prize after prize each year. The haul of produce was even enough to keep some growers self-sufficient. But now the gardeners are at war with their... Read more
RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015

THC support Tony from YouTube channel ( recently had an enjoyable day out at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show and took his camera along to produce a video of his day out.

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YouTube Community Launch Virtual Choir
Members of the YouTube community have come together to release their version of the John Denver track ‘The Garden Song’ to celebrate the start of Spring. Based on an idea by Newcastle based channel blustardave members from around the world recorded themselves singing in their gardens and allotments. This... Read more
Allotment rent rise threat in Rotherham #saveallotments
Allotment tenants in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, say they are ‘held to ransom’ by the town’s council over rent rises. They are protesting at what they say is a 291 per cent increase in the amount of rent they pay for their gardening spots since 2011. A letter of complaint... Read more
Teenage vandals apologise
Three teens visited the site with their parents as part of a community resolution offered by police. They admitted vandalising sheds and greenhouses on a Huddersfield allotment plot. And now the three young boys responsible for the damage have met up with their victims to try and put things... Read more
Gardener dies in allotment shed fire
Gardeners at Cole Park Allotments, in Isleworth in the London Borough of Hounslow in West London, say they knew the man only as Brian and have told how he would sometimes stay in his shed overnight. The man, aged in his 70s, was found dead in a shed at... Read more
EP7: Planting Berries & Edible Special
Sean and the team head to Alexandra Palace to meet viewers at the annual Edible Garden Show. Back on the allotment Geoff plants blackberries and raspberries. This episode features: Mr Bloom, Skinny Jean Gardeners, WoodBlocx, Jonathan Moseley, The Big Allotment Challenge contestants. Tweet ##thehortchannel Read more
Gardener attacked with acid for strimming grass
A council gardener was scarred for life after a woman threw concentrated sulphuric acid in his face because the sound of his strimmer annoyed her. Derek Mahoney, 53, was cutting grass in Hackney when tenant Jacqueline Pocket doused him in drain cleaner — 91 per cent sulphuric acid. Colleagues... Read more