The Horticultural Channel

Practical down-to-earth gardening advice for the amateur gardener and allotment plot holder

Gardening YouTube Channels hit 10,000 subscribers

Valentine’s Day 2015 was a special day for the gardening youtube community with two channels reaching the milestone of 10,000 subscribers.

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THC hits 10,000 YouTube Subscribers – Thank you!
One of the very first videos. Valentine’s Day 2015 will go down in our history as being the moment when our YouTube Channel (www.thehortchannel.tv) stepped over the 10,000 subscriber mark. The Horticultural Channel first appeared on YouTube in its current location on August 29, 2012 and within less than... Read more
Big Allotment Challenge – NO third series ?!
Rumours are currently doing the rounds in television land that the BBC will NOT be commissioning a third series of The Big Allotment Challenge. Usually by this time of year the judges would have been booked for the coming year of filming but reports are that judges have not... Read more
Keep daffodils away from food, supermarkets warned
Supermarkets have been urged to keep daffodils away from fruit and vegetable aisles this spring – in case they are mistaken for food. In a letter to major stores, Public Health England warned the flowers could be confused with onions or Chinese vegetables, and consumption of them was an... Read more
EXCLUSIVE: Big Allotment Challenge Winner Announced
Sean chats to the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge 2015. If you aren’t already click the SUBSCRIBE button to be informed when new videos are available. Read more
Jonathan Moseley joins Edible Garden Show
Star of The Big Allotment Challenge and international floral designer Jonathan Moseley has joined the line-up at The Edible Garden Show this March. Jonathan is passionate about flowers and draws upon his love of nature and his garden for many of his strikingly beautiful designs. Known for his role... Read more
Allotment search for murdered woman
An allotment is being searched by police who are investigating the murder of a woman from Cardiff who went missing on Christmas Eve. Two brothers have been charged with the murder of Sameena Imam and have appeared in court. Forensics officers have searched a property in Leicester and are... Read more
Are you 20-30 years old with an allotment?
Goldsmiths University student Erlend Evans, who is studying Media and Communications, is researching allotments and young people. Mr Evans is interested in speaking with adults aged 20 to 30 who have an allotment. I’m looking for young people who have decided to set up an allotment and whether they... Read more
EU changes rules on GM crops
The EU has given governments more power to decide whether to plant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe. The European Parliament has passed a new law giving states more flexibility by a big majority. A type of maize – MON 810 – is the only... Read more
World’s First Blight-Free Tomato Released
UK seed and plant company Sutton Seeds have introduced a world exclusive onto the market in the form of Crimson Crush – claiming it will “shrug off even the worst blight”. This Spring only plants are available with the seeds due for release in Autumn 2015. The plants crop... Read more