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
We need to make next summer a Butterfly Summer – and we need to start work right now.
As a reaction to the grim picture painted by this year’s Big Butterfly Count of dramatically falling numbers, experts at the National Botanic Garden of Wales are urging everyone to play their part to protect these important pollinators.
Head of Science and Education, Dr Natasha de Vere said: “We
It’s well known that many industrial farming practices can be damaging for wildlife, and for this very reason, many of us see growing some of our own food in the back garden or allotment as a great way to reduce our environmental impact.
Growing your own food is great exercise, fun, and nets tasty produce to boot! Regular exercise can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight,
Many of us love investing time in our gardens. We ostensibly do this because it leads to beautiful spaces that we can enjoy with our family and friends, but for many of us, gardening also has an intrinsic appeal. We take pleasure in the process: the decision making and planning, the buying, planting and nurturing of plants.
One reason why we might find this activity so
Retailers are always thinking ahead, just look at how early Easter goodies appear in the stores! While many are gearing up for the Christmas season, they haven’t quite forgotten summer just yet, and nor should you. Summer may seem like its fast departing, but there’s still some bright and sunny days left, and plenty of opportunity to plan for next summer. This is a win-win
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