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The Future of Farming Could be Multi-Storey

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.

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Five Gardening Health Pitfalls in Colder Weather

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

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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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Encouraging biodiversity in your garden

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

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Wildlife Gardening for the Heart

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”

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Bentley Brushware partners with National Trust for new garden furniture range

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

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Bakker Spalding’s tips for a bird-friendly winter garden

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

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Home Care & Gardening Before Going on Holiday

Whether you’re jetting off for a sunny beach holiday or are excited to discover luxury ‘glamping’ in the UK, it’s important to make sure you’re fully prepared for your trip. This means making sure you’ve got everything you need packed in your suitcase, having all your documents to hand, and, of course, ensuring that your home and garden are ready to be left unattended for

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Haith encourages bird feeding with Help To Fly

That expensive gym membership may help the way the outside world sees us, but what about committing to a New Year’s resolution that’s good for the soul and great for nature; how about helping more birds to fly? Bird food company Haith’s is encouraging more of us to take up the hobby of bird feeding and they’re contributing to the cost with their affordable “Help

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The urban gardening guide – an introduction

Gardening has been proven to relieve stress and provide a host of other physical and psychological health benefits. And urban gardening has been proven to protect built-up areas from extreme heat and cold. Gardening is a rewarding hobby that should be valued for its own sake, and for the enjoyment and beauty that it can bring to people’s lives.

If you want to make your area

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