It may surprise you to know that some really quite common house and garden plants are toxic, in some cases significantly so. We’re not saying that this is a reason not to have them at all, but it’s useful to know about them so that you can make sure that your children or pets aren’t […]
As we head into August we’re moving towards ‘late summer’ (where did the year go!). In some ways your gardening tasks are getting easier; the summer bedding is in place, the major weeding is done as the spring and early summer growing period is past. On the downside, especially in dry summers, by August much […]
Despite the air of mystery that sometimes surrounds composting it’s not difficult. If you haven’t yet designated a space for your compost pile or bin now’s the time to do so. Follow this simple guide for trouble-free composting and free food for your plants.
Birds make a great addition to your garden, they’re great to look at and they’re useful. Birds will eat slugs, snails, aphids and insects. It’s not difficult to attract birds to your garden, here are our top tips.
The Earth Day was first celebrated exactly 44 years ago on 22 April, 1970. The idea about this day was first offered by the peace activist John McConnell at an UNESCO conference in San Francisco in 1969. His idea was to celebrate this day on 21 March, and so it happened in 1970. But a […]