Conservation

How To Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Wildlife

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.

Author: Lauren Bilboe

Written by Lauren Bilboe.
Published on Monday, 23rd of April, 2018.

How Can I Help To Save Our Bees?

Bats

Every gardener must have noticed a decline in the bee population over recent years. Intensive farming that demands the use of toxic chemicals, climate change and parasite infestation have all been put forward as potential causes, it's a worrying trend but one that we can all help to reverse.

Author: Lauren Bilboe

Written by Lauren Bilboe.
Published on Thursday, 22nd of March, 2018.

GardenSite Donates to the Wildlife Aid Foundation

Nesting Boxes

The Wildlife Aid Foundation recently purchased several animal ornaments from GardenSite and David Coton, one of our partners, thought that this charity carried out such terrific work that we made a charitable donation to assist with the cost.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 9th of May, 2017.

Take Part In The Big Garden Birdwatch

Brands

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.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of January, 2016.

Horticultural Facts and Figures

Hedgehogs

With all the numbers from yesterday's budget in mind, David Coton has been looking through some statistics in relation to the horticultural industry.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 9th of July, 2015.

What Does Sustainable Gardening Mean?

BBQ

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.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 1st of January, 1970.

How to Attract Hedgehogs Into Your Garden

Compost

Hedgehogs are such beautiful creatures and always welcome visitors, interesting to observe and useful predators of garden pests, David Coton describes how you can attract them into your garden.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 9th of January, 2014.

How to convert your lawn into a wild flower meadow

Hedgehogs

A while ago David Coton saw a quote in 'Plantlife', an organization fighting hard to protect our wild flowers and plants: 'our meadows and grasslands are as much part of our heritage as the works of Shakespeare'. So if you're tired of a boring lawn, why not turn it into a colourful wildlife rich, meadow.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 3rd of June, 2013.

How To Deter Foxes In Your Garden

Conservation

Foxes are no strangers to modern back gardens, but they aren't welcome everywhere, especially if you discover the contents of the bin scattered around your outside space. Here David Hall offers advice on how to deter these nocturnal visitors..

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Monday, 11th of February, 2013.