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1 Plas­tic pot re­cy­cling

If your coun­cil col­lects plas­tic ‘pots, tubs and trays’ (around ¾ do), then clean, non-black, plas­tic plant pots can be put in your house­hold re­cy­cling. re­cy­clenow.com

2 Ex­tra­or­di­nary fungi

Around 90% of liv­ing plant species have a sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship with my­c­or­rhizal fungi. Kew’s first ‘State of The World’s Fungi’ re­port re­veals how im­por­tant fungi are to life on earth. kew.org

3 Neigh­bour­hood watch

Half of all Brits rate the suc­cess of their gar­den by com­par­ing it to that of their neigh­bour’s, while one in 10 ad­mit to visit­ing their neigh­bour so they can get a bet­ter look at their gar­den.*

4 The big red

To cel­e­brate its 40th an­niver­sary, seeds firm Mr Fothergill’s has cre­ated a Ruby Gar­den at Capel Manor Gar­dens, Enfield, to show­case its most pop­u­lar and un­usual red va­ri­eties. capel­manor­gar­dens.co.uk

5 Dis­ease man­age­ment

Around 900 Ja­panese larch trees at Ar­d­u­aine Gar­den, Ar­gyll, are be­ing re­placed by Na­tional Trust Scot­land to help con­trol the on­go­ing out­break of sud­den oak death. nts.org.uk

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