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What Trees do for us

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

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The Ultimate Guide to Composting

Image source: Natalie Maynor © (Licence)

Composting is a great way to achieve an environmentally-friendly, naturally balanced garden by recycling waste from your kitchen, or even the garden itself, back into the environment. This removes the need for landfill as well as making your plants more resistant to disease.

By composting you are providing your garden with highly beneficial nutrients, with the added benefit of knowing

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Home & Garden Plus announce their UK launch

Home and Garden Plus announce their UK launch

 

Home and Garden Plus announce their UK launch

It has only been a short time since Home & Garden Plus launched within the UK but they have already partnered with the JML company which is the number one as seen on television programming on Sky channel 642. The partnership will officially start on March 9th during the midday programming.

The gardening lifestyle business sets out to

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Movement aims at getting our hands back in the soil

There is a movement afoot to get the British population back to the soil once more; it seems that as a nation, urbanisation has atrophied too many of our green thumbs. BBC2 is airing a series called the Great British Garden Revival, featuring Britain’s most experienced and enthusiastic horticulturists explaining, demonstrating and showing off in spectacular fashion some of the growing things that make up

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RHS backs plan to teach gardening in schools

The RHS has conducted a report that has revealed that teaching gardening in schools can be of great help to kids in their sense of self worth and well being as well as their other studies. There seems to be other three R’s that children can get guidance once they complete their school gardening, and they are “Ready to learn, Resilient and Responsible.

The RHS report

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Gardening can benefit those with mental health problems according to Mind

Mind is a registered charity that focuses exclusively on mental health issues for people who are suffering with such issues in the UK. The charity feels that those individuals who are currently at risk of developing mental health problems and those that already exhibit typical symptoms need additional care and support beyond what is currently offered.

One area that has been of interest to Mind of

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Introducing young children to gardening

Getting the little ones into the idea of gardening or healthy eating can be a real challenge to be sure. Some kids believe just the feeling of wet earth will be, like, “ugh yuk!” whereas other children are not just a little bit scared of what creepy crawlies they might find when they dig deeper. But all they need is a little bit of encouragement.

For

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The perfect plants to grow to attract and thus protect bees

There has been news going round about the death of numerous bee colonies. People have also been informed about how such deaths affect humanity and the environment at large. If you want to grasp the manner in which this affects everything, here is how; if there are no bees, it means there would be no pollination, which means plants cannot bear fruit or have fertilised

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CalciYummy: The new wholesome nourishment for British birds

CalciYummy: The new wholesome nourishment for British birds

Bill Oddie is full of praise for the new natural bird food called CalciYummy as it incorporates the best of his nutritional bird food recipes which are healthier than ever for birds beaks, bones, eggs and tummies. Now many of you will be asking what’s CalciYummy?” as Bill himself explains it is a super clean

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Support your garden birds and the RNLI at the same time

Support your garden birds and the RNLI at the same time

Here is an attractive and fetching peanut feeder that also enables you to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute or RNLI. The design was inspired by Portland Bill Lighthouse located in Dorset, and from each feeder sold 25p will be donated  to the RNLI.

The bright red and white mesh feeder, newly available

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