Bog garden

Following on from previous blogs about waterlogging and dealing with too moist areas; its time to celebrate these damp and wet areas by creating a bog garden.  Adding a new bog area will increase local ecosystems and biodiversity. Bog gardens are also great for a transitioning from a pond back to a drier part of […]

helping local wildlife in summer

Helping your local wildlife in the heat. Your garden is not the only one that might need a bit of extra care in the summer heat. Your local birds and wildlife may be finding it harder too. Here are a few easy and simple jobs you can do to help. Bird baths – providing water […]

Make your own bee house –

Why not add another place in the garden to help your local bee population? Why not make a bee house? It is easy to do maybe get the kids invloved. Find a suitable casing with an open end. A recycled 2l bottle would work with the top and end cut off. Just cut a section […]

Common garden pests

Green fly and Black fly – Aphids are 5mm green or black in colour. They can be found on new growth and the underside of leaves. They eat the sap of the plant and slow the growth. Easiest way to get rid of them is to knock them off the plant and squash them. Lily […]

Welcoming bees to your garden

I am sure you have all heard that we need to protect our bees, but do you know why? Bees are the worlds most important pollinator for food crops. Bees help plants re produce and contribute a to most ecosystems for all living things. Not even counting the delicious honey they make! Did you know […]

Winter Wildlife – What can you do at home?

Winter Wildlife in the garden Cold weather, freezing rain, coupled with shorter days and longer nights make winter a hard season for wildlife. In your urban garden you can help local wildlife, a few quick actions can help birds, hedgehogs, butterflies and insects. Ready for a new spring season for these creatures to help your […]

Butterfly feeders

Butterfly feeders Another crafty blog from Spudulica.co.uk, great on for summer. Bring more beautiful butterflies to your garden with your own butterfly feeders. Lets those creative juices flow and get the kids involved!   YOU WILL NEED: Paper plate Bottle cap Sharp pencil StringScissors Glue Coloured pens/pencils Once made somewhere to hang it – sturdy […]

looking ahead to June/July

June/ July – preview Let’s look ahead to the summer garden. We are nearly in the beginning of summer hopefully the warmer weather will appear, and we can all start taking more time out in the garden. In June/July your garden is at its peak, plants are ready to make their best display. Your garden […]

Home to Garden

Home to Garden – A handy blog this week to highlight those things you can re-use from inside your home to help your garden plants. Coffee Grounds – Are you or a family member a coffee addict? Well you can use your used coffee grounds to add nitrogen to your soil. Nitrogen is an important […]