Whether you already have green fingers, or would like to improve your gardening skills, we welcome you to ‘Wildlife Gardening’, our green gardening guide. Learn all about the insects that help in our gardens, and the pests we could all do without. There are gardening blog posts offering advice on managing garden ponds, landscaping, and planting through the seasons. Whether you want to build the
8 Things To Consider When Buying A Summerhouse
If you’ve been thinking about investing in a nice summerhouse to spice up your garden for the summer times (or even the winter times) then you’ll know that there are hundreds of different options available out there! Summerhouses are a great way to extend you living space and make the most out of your home, and they add
Time spent in the garden is time well spent.
A well tended garden with well tended lawns, flowers, beds, perhaps a fountain or some statues is an oasis from the hustle and bustle, a place to breath and to feel closer to nature.
Our summer in the UK is too short and our winter too long, so when we get the chance to put out garden furniture,
Escape to the country – 15 Minutes from Llandrindod Wells!
… to beautiful rural Radnorshire where wildlife flourishes. We are a county wildlife site for great crested newts. We have all 3 species of newts and frogs and other aquatic insects. The otter and heron visit our large pond regularly.
Tawny Owl Chicks
The site is 6.5 acres and comprises formal gardens, pasture, hay meadow, 3
Abolishing the divide between urban and rural could be the key to feeding the world in the future. The world’s population is set to hit nine billion by 2050, so humanity needs to grow more food in less space – and soon.
Many people are concerned about the effects of intensive farming on the environment, but still the population keeps growing, with significant numbers facing hunger.
Stay Healthy When Gardening in the Winter
Winter might be slowly getting put behind us but with colder weather still in force, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get up, go outside, and tackle the garden.
Luckily, most of these problems can be overcome with simple solutions that mean you don’t spend hours outside in the chilly air. This guide will help you dig
13 Top Benefits of Trees
Trees help to beat climate change
One of the main greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide (CO2), and trees absorb CO2 from the air, storing it in their tissues, while releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. An acre of mature trees absorbs as much CO2 each year as a car produces over 26,000 miles.
They clean up the air
Trees absorb gases like nitrogen oxides, sulphur
Gardens can be a haven for wildlife
A garden is a haven for wildlife, but you only get as much as you put in. If you want to increase biodiversity, a varying range of wildlife, then you need accommodating plant-life to encourage this process.
With this in mind, here are a number of tips that can help to increase the wildlife in your garden. With the right
Gardening is a lovely way to exercise while achieving something beautiful, but if the thought of topiary leaves you cold, maybe your neglected back garden is an ideal candidate for wildlife habitats?
Wildlife gardening can be just as rewarding as its more traditional counterparts, with the added benefit of being a solid way for you to contribute to preserving the environment. When you think “wildlife garden”
Bentley Brushware has partnered with the National Trust to develop an attractive new range of garden furniture for 2016. The Kingston collection has been designed to the highest standards using ethically sourced and sustainably produced eucalyptus wood. This FSC certified wood has been carefully selected for its strength, longevity and water repellent properties to ensure the collection is robust and decay resistant, making it a
Winter is notoriously a difficult time of year for birds, and figures from bird monitoring schemes suggest that populations of the most widespread species have dropped by around 421 million across Europe since 1980. Food is hard to come by in winter, making it extremely important that we do everything we can to encourage birds into our gardens throughout the winter. Here, Adrian Nind, Managing