Other than the initial unpleasantness of the insect sting itself, people who have gone all their lives without ever having any reaction to a wasp sting can have a toxic reaction to one random sting that proves life-threatening. Home or property owners may find themselves having an unexpectedly serious reaction to stings. When it comes [...]
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 [...]
The benefits of using a solar powered fountain in your garden are numerous, and while it might be slightly obvious, the main benefit is that they run on solar power. This means that there are no electricity costs to running this type of fountain as all of the power it needs comes from the sun.
When autumn arrives there is a great change in scenery as the leaves begin to change colour. What was once green, turns into a great array of red, brown and yellow. While this is a very beautiful time of the year many people find it a rather repetitive time as they have to spend a [...]
For most people winter means that the gardening season is over, however, if you have a conservatory you can continue to enjoy your garden even during the winter months. Of course, the winter brings with it a cold nip in the air which is why you may want to make a few investments in your [...]
Native hedging refers to a mixture of British Shrubs and trees that are deciduous, fast growing and tough. Therefore is should not be a surprise the best hedge plants to use are those that have been there since the ice age.
The element that is key in hedge plants is Hawthorn which is the country’s best [...]
Growing food on a vertical plane, Skyfarming, rather than on the horizontal usually would be reserved for the sci-fi theatre where the gardeners ride around in jet-packs in order to tend to their plants. But there is a food garden being built that is 9 meters tall for UK’s top garden show, the Chelsea Flower [...]
Setting up a vegetable garden can be both challenging and enjoyable although you may find the experience somewhat difficult to begin with. There are some difficulties but the end result is easily achieved. You need to set goals just as you would in any project.
Choose only vegetables that you like and enjoy eating. This will [...]
One area of New Town Edinburgh that has been overtaken by weeds, fallen debris of trees and brick walls, has been marked for conversion into community allotments. They previous Georgian tenements were demolished back in 1967. They were along MacKenzie Place near Stockbridge. The only parts left are sealed brick cellars beside Water of Leith, [...]
Historian Louise Yeomen has discovered the location of the “lost garden”. The garden was planted in Scotland to commemorate the completion of The Great Michael, at the time, the most powerful ship in Christendom, according to Chroniclers.
In 1511, the garden was planted in Hawthorn with the exact measurements of the ship, but was later on [...]