Late flowering plants are essential sources of nectar for insects including butterflies and bees who are still foraging at this time of the year. Martyn Loach suggests five plants that will make your garden wildlife friendly into the autumn.
Beginning in 2008, the Million Ponds Project is a scheme to create a large network of clean water ponds throughout the United Kingdom. Helping endangered freshwater animals and plants.
Unfortunately over the past century ponds have begun to disappear in the UK and this has led to habitat loss for many species of wildlife too. This project hopes to reverse the current situation.
It is a collaboration of partners, that includes landowners and land managers, led by Pond Conservation. Aiming to expand to Northern Ireland and Scotland by 2015.
Anyone can join in, you just build a pond yourself and register it on their website, they have even set up a pond creation toolkit which is completely free to download.
The toolkit will give you all the information you need on pond design, location and implementation. There are also habitat factsheets that will give you information on different types of environments like woodland or grassland and a species dossier showing you how to create ponds specifically for over 40 pond associated species.
You can also make a donation, the funds raised will be used to match fund practical pond creation projects.
To find out more simply visit the Pond Conservation's Million Pond Project page for more details. Or if you are too excited to wait and just want to get started on building your pond now then you can visit our pond products page for all your needs, we have plenty of pond construction and maintenance products available.
Heating will be a deciding factor on the variety of plants you are able to grow in a greenhouse and the number of plants that can be kept over winter. Here, Robert Hall goes through the pros and cons of the different types of heating that are available.
Grange are introducing several new fence panels and gates in 2017 and Andy Taylor has been looking at these fresh additions to their already impressive collection of timber products.
With the security of online purchases and protection of personal information a priority for our customers, David Coton is pleased to announce that gardensite.co.uk is now fully secure across the whole site.
Palmako are one of Europe's leading manufacturers of garden buildings using high quality Nordic timber, and David Coton is pleased that GardenSite can now offer their new range of versatile and beautifully constructed garden buildings.