RHS Gardening Predictions For 2020
Sustainability and a growing awareness of wildlife are two of the key gardening trends identified by the Royal Horticultural Society for 2020, with gardeners in a position where they can make a substantial impact regarding environmental issues.
How To Attract Wildlife To Your Garden
In order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our wildlife, there's a selection of habitats and boxes you can purchase that are specifically designed to attract various small animals and insects to your garden. Here we look at some of the products available which also make unusual and very engaging gifts.
Take Part In The Big Garden Birdwatch
On the weekend of 30 – 31 January it will be your chance to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. David Hall was one of half a million people who took part last year, recording a vital snapshot of nature in the UK.
Horticultural Facts and Figures
With all the numbers from yesterday's budget in mind, David Coton has been looking through some statistics in relation to the horticultural industry.
What Does Sustainable Gardening Mean?
The RHS define sustainable gardening as 'the concept of using practices to maintain a garden so that natural resources are not exhausted and without causing ecological damage'. Martyn Loach wonders how the average gardener can achieve these aims.
What is Guerrilla Gardening All About?
Guerrilla Gardening is about brightening up the environment and transforming neglected areas. Nathan James Dodd has been discovering how people take it upon themselves to plant flowers and tend shrubs in the most unlikely environments.
Foraging For Fungi
Foraging has now become so popular that it's not unusual to find television programmes devoted to the subject. Martyn Loach says this isn't surprising as foraging for mushrooms is free, fun and your harvest can be extremely tasty.
How to Interest Children in Gardening
Certain challenges in life are easier to negotiate than others, Martyn Loach thinks that persuading children to become interested in gardening shouldn't be too difficult and can be very rewarding.
How Eco Friendly Can a Wooden Reindeer Be?
Chopping down trees to make wooden reindeer does not initially seem to be eco friendly. Particularly if the reindeer are sold for profit as part of the ever rolling Christmas market. But think again, as David Hall has.