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Horticultural Society
News  /  Published 10.06.22

Protect cactus from mid-day sun

Here’s how to grow cacti- Media: Use 80 per cent coarse sand, 20 per cent well-matured leaf mould and mix thoroughly. Add one teaspoon calcium carbonate powder (chuna), 4/5 granules DAP (di-amm...
By Arijit Poddar in Salt Lake

World  /  Published 25.05.22

Winds of change in UK’s gardening world

The Queen, who is 96 and has “mobility issues”, was shown round the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday evening in a specially adapted golf cart and admired the floral tributes to mark her Plati...
By Amit Roy in London

News  /  Published 04.03.22

Rubberised track laid for walkers at Agri Horticultural Society in Alipore

The Agri-Horticultural Society of India has laid a rubberised track for morning walkers and is now preparing a 400-metre joggers’ track.  A first in a garden in the city, the rubberised tr...
By Anasuya Basu in Alipore

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Learn to grow roses in cinder from Salt Lake gardening enthusiast

How to transfer the plant to cinder media – Lift the rose plant from the pot/ bag and put it in water for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the entire soil without harming the root system. We need to rem...
By Arijit Poddar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 30.01.22

Covid uproots flower shows for second year

Flower lovers, cultivators and green enthusiasts will miss the popular flower shows organised by the Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) and the Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur for the second ...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

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Opinion  /  Published 02.10.21

Green goodness: Chelsea Flower Show

Incidentally, I noted two Indian touches at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. At one shop, Nehru jackets and waistcoats, tailored exquisitely from Italian wool and costing £350 and £250 r...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.21

Democracy can't coexist with contempt

India is up for grabs. A minister is accused of building illegally on tea garden land; the 21-acre sprawl of Calcutta’s prized Agri Horticultural Gardens may be the next target of criminal rapac...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 28.01.21

Potted philosophy: every garden has its own secret

It is entirely possible that three days from now, on February 1 — Budget Day — the Union finance minister would assure the nation that she has spotted the green shoots of economic recovery...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Of blooms and thorns

Echinopsis Mammilosa: This small cactus produces flowers when only three inches in diameter. It opens on summer nights and again, lasts for about 24 hours.  Protect this plant from unsightly scar...
By S.K. Maiti in Salt Lake

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.12.19

Scrap art steals flower show thunder

The steel city’s annual date with flowers is not just about blooms and bonsais. Art creations crafted out of scrap metal attracted eyeballs on the opening day of the 31st Annual Flower Show organise...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur


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