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Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:37
RHS Calls for Plant Experts

The Royal Horticultural Society is looking for keen gardeners, members of the trade and gardening professionals to get involved with its plant trials. RHS plant trials were set up in 1922 with the aim of identifying outstanding plants ‘for ordinary garden or greenhouse use'. Those plants, chosen by the voluntary forums, are given an ‘Award of Garden Merit (AGM) which gardeners can look out for and be comfortable knowing that all AGM plants are good for overall general use.

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Is it Time to Rethink Green Roof Planting?

Researchers in the latest edition of the online journal Building and Environment are suggesting that sedums may not be the best performers for helping cool air temperatures. The research, carried out with funding from the Royal Horticultural Society and Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (Portugal), looked at the possibility of using different plants for green roofs.

Enhancing a city's green infrastructure is often considered a means to help address a number of environmental problems associated with built-up areas.

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Growing Success Behind Bars

Green-fingered prisoners from HMP Whatton, in Nottinghamshire, have been awarded the Windlesham Trophy 2012 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK's largest gardening charity, for the best-kept prison garden in England and Wales. On average 50 prisoners look after the gardens at HMP Whatton, which ranges from large impressive borders and a rock garden to sweeping lawns and wildflower grasses.

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