Environment

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.

Take Part In The Big Garden Birdwatch

Bats

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.

What is Guerrilla Gardening All About?

Compost

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

Foraging For Fungi

Guerrilla Gardening

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.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

How to Interest Children in Gardening

Fungi

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.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 8th of April, 2016.

How Eco Friendly Can a Wooden Reindeer Be?

Flowers

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.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 31st of October, 2013.

How To Deter Foxes In Your Garden

Reindeer

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.